alba

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in 1821; from the Occitan alba, ultimately from the Latin albus (white); compare the Spanish alba (dawn).

Noun[edit]

alba (plural albas)

  1. A type of lyrical poetry, traditionally Provençal, about lovers who must part at dawn.

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Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in 1848; from the Latin alba (the feminine form of albus, “white”) in the now-disused species name of binomial nomenclature Rosa alba (it is now considered a hybrid and is accordingly called Rosa × alba).

Noun[edit]

alba (plural albas)

  1. A white-flowered shrub rose of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
  2. A flower of the hybrid Rosa × alba.

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Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in 1859; from the Latin alba, the nominative plural form of album (blank tablet), whence the English album.

Noun[edit]

alba pl

  1. plural form of album

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

Noun[edit]

alba f (plural albes)

  1. dawn

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

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Noun[edit]

alba f (plural albes)

  1. dawn
  2. the white tunic worn by priests

Chickasaw[edit]

Noun[edit]

alba

  1. a weed
  2. an uncultivated plant

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

alba

  1. An alb; a long white gown worn in various Christian ceremonies by the priest or the parishioners, especially in a confirmation by the people who are being confirmed

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alba f (genitive singular ölbu, nominative plural ölbur)

  1. alb (priestly robe)

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Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

Noun[edit]

alba f

  1. dawn

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white). Compare French aube.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalba/
  • Hyphenation: àl‧ba

Noun[edit]

alba f (plural albe)

  1. dawn, daybreak, break of day

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From albus (white).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

alba f (genitive albae); first declension

  1. a white precious stone, the pearl
  2. vocative singular of alba
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative alba albae
genitive albae albārum
dative albae albīs
accusative albam albās
ablative albā albīs
vocative alba albae
References[edit]
  • alba in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Adjective[edit]

alba

  1. nominative feminine singular of albus
  2. nominative neuter plural of albus
  3. accusative neuter plural of albus
  4. vocative feminine singular of albus
  5. vocative neuter plural of albus

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albā

  1. ablative feminine singular of albus

Noun[edit]

albā

  1. ablative singular of alba

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European *alb- (mountain)

Noun[edit]

alba f

  1. alpine pasture
  2. alp

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alba f

  1. alb (long white robe worn by ministers at religious ceremonies)

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External links[edit]

  • alba” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albus (white).

Adjective[edit]

alba m, f (plural albas; comparable)

  1. white

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From albă, from Latin alba, feminine of albus. For the sense of "dawn" or "sunrise", see Vulgar Latin alba, whence also Italian and Spanish alba, French aube, Portuguese alva.

Adjective[edit]

alba

  1. definite feminine singular nominative form of alb
  2. definite feminine singular accusative form of alb

Noun[edit]

alba f (plural albe)

  1. (popular) dawn, daybreak, sunrise

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alba f (masculine albo, feminine plural albas, masculine plural albos)

  1. feminine form of albo

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus.

Noun[edit]

alba f (plural albas)

  1. dawn

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Usage notes[edit]

The feminine noun alba is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el alba

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.