DSL - DOST   Blake, Blaik, a.  [e.m.E. and ME. blake, ME. blaak(e, OE. blace, blaca, etc., declensional forms of blæc BLAK a.] Black.
    Recorded early in various place-names, as Blakepol (c 1190), Blachedene (c 1200), Blakewel (c 1220), Blakeburne (c 1250). Blakesike (c 1270). Also in blakerode, the `black rood' (a 1350 Chron. Lanercost 261).  James Stewart, commonly callit the blake knight; Leslie 14.  The blake oxe hes neuer trampit vpoun your foute; Bann. Memor. 286.  The amelyng that is about [the sepulture] is blake; 1572 Buchanan's Detect. U 2.  This claiey dregg ... is blake melankolie; James VI Lusus R. 46.  The blake naig ye bocht to him; 1628 Sutherland Corr. 148.  My blaik tafiti goun; 1649 Wemyss Chart. 231.