Albion

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Gallo-Latin name for Britain, Albiōn (Middle Welsh Albbu, Old Irish Albu), is from Proto-Celtic *Albiū, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós ‎(white), whence also Latin albus ‎(white) and Ancient Greek ἀλφός ‎(alphós, whiteness, white leprosy). The primary meaning of Common Celtic word is "upper world" (as opposed to underworld), with semasiological development similar to e.g. Russian свет ‎(svet, world; light).

It is often hypothesised that the Romans took it as connected with albus ‎(white), in reference to the White cliffs of Dover.

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Albion

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  1. (now poetic) England (or sometimes the British Isles).
  2. Any of several small towns in the United States.
  3. West Bromwich Albion Football Club, a football team from West Bromwich
    • 2012 April 22, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0-1 West Brom”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      The Reds laid siege to the Albion goal throughout, with Jordan Henderson striking the underside of the bar and Dirk Kuyt the inside of the post.

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Noun[edit]

Albion m inan

  1. (poetic) Albion, England

Usage notes[edit]

Often used with the adjective mglisty ‎(foggy).

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Proper noun[edit]

Albion

  1. Albion