Alb

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See also: alb, ALB, and Alb.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German alb, alp and Old High German alp, from Proto-Germanic *albiz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós. See also Elf, borrowed from English later.

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Alb m (genitive Albs or Albes or Alben, plural Alben)

  1. elf (especially an evil one)
  2. nightmare (goblin believed to cause nightmare by oppressing one's chests while asleep.)
  3. (dial.) mountainous area, upland.

References[edit]

  • 1999, Thyen, Olaf (and Michael Clark, Werner Scholze-Stubenrecht, Bradbury Sykes, The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary: German-English, English-German, ISBN 0198602480:
    Alb2 .. (veralt.: Kobold) goblin believed to give sleeping people nightmares..
  • 1992, Thode, Ernest, German-English Genealogical Dictionary, ISBN 0806313420:
    Alb- mountain; hill; ridge; escarpment; upland area..
  • 1978, Betterridge, Harold T., Cassell's German-English English-German Dictionary, ISBN 0-02-522930-3:
    1Alb 1. elf, .. 2. nighmare. 2Alb (dial.) alp(s)..

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