Albany

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Middle English from Medieval Latin Albania ("white land", "Scotland") from Scottish Gaelic Alba ("Scotland"), ultimately from Proto-Celtic *Alb-i̯en- ("the island of Great Britain"), from either Proto-Indo-European *albho- ("white", in reference to the Cliffs of Dover) or *alb- ("hill", presumably by comparison with the Netherlands and French coast)

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Albany

  1. (archaic) Scotland north of the River Forth
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From Middle English Albany ("Scotland"), a Scottish duchy created in 1398 and bestowed upon younger sons of the King of Scots which became a British title upon the 1707 Act of Union

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Albany

  1. (historical) A prominent duchy bestowed upon younger sons of the royal family, belonging first to the Scottish peerage and then (after the 1707 Act of Union) to the British. It is currently suspended.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Named in honor of the crown prince James, Duke of Albany and York

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Albany

  1. The capital of New York state in the United States (95,658 during the 2000 census)
  2. A major river of Ontario in Canada
  3. A Hudson's Bay Company trading post in Ontario and the community that remains at its site
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Etymology 4[edit]

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Named in honor of Albany, the capital city of New York state

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Albany

  1. A sizable city in Georgia in the United States (76,939 during the 2000 census)
  2. (historical) A former district in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
  3. Numerous minor American communities and towns

Etymology 5[edit]

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Named in honor of Prince Frederick, duke of Albany and York, the second son of King George III of Britain

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Albany

  1. a city in Western Australia

Etymology 6[edit]

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Named in honor of Prince Leopold, duke of Albany and son of Queen Victoria of Britain

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Albany

  1. a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand