Alban

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See also: alban and albán

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Albanus (resident of Alba) (a mountain region and an ancient city of Latium).

Proper noun[edit]

Alban

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Though borne by the first British martyr, the given name has always been rare in English.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Alban (not comparable)

  1. (historical) Pertaining to the ancient Latin city of Alba Longa.
    • 1847, Leonhard Schmitz, A History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Death of Commodus, A.D. 192, Harper & brothers, page 14:
      But beside this, there existed at Lavinium another tradition, which inverts the order of things by stating that Lavinium was an Alban colony, founded by six hundred Alban families.
    • 1922, Sir James George Frazer, AThe Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Forgotten Books, page 152:
      Now the Alban dynasti bore the name of Silvii or Wood, and it can hardly be without significance that in the vision of the historic glories of Rome revealed to Aeneas in the underworld, Virgil, an antiquary as well as a poet, should represent all the line of Silvii as crowned with oak.
    • 1998, Robert Alan Gurval, Actium and Augustus: The Politics and Emotions of Civil War, University of Michigan Press, page 223:
      Reminded of the Alban king’s descent from Silvius, the son of Aeneas, Vergil’s reader must judge the crime of Mettus and his gruesome punishment with greater horror and revulsion.
  2. (historical) Pertaining to Alba, or the area now covered by Scotland.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 66:
      At some point during the Picto-Gaelic fusion, St Andrew was adopted as patron of the Alban kingdom.

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant of Arban, with regular r-l change.

Proper noun[edit]

Alban

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alban.
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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Alban

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alban.

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Irish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Na hAlban f

  1. genitive of Albain

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Alban nAlban hAlban tAlban
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alban f

  1. genitive singular of Albu

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Alban unchanged nAlban
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alban

  1. Alban, A male given name

Welsh[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Yr Alban f

  1. Scotland