alb

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A priest’s alb (the white gown), stole (hanging around the neck), and maniple (on the left sleeve).

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aube, awbe, albe, abbe, from Late Old English albe (but later reinforced by Old French aube, Medieval Latin alba), borrowed from Latin alba (as in tunica alba (white tunic), vestis alba (white garment)), feminine of albus (white).

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  • IPA(key): /ælb/
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  • (UK, also) IPA(key): /alb/

Noun[edit]

alb (plural albs)

  1. (Christianity, chiefly Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism) A long, white robe worn by priests and other ministers, underneath most of the other vestments.
    • 1978, Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, Abacus 2014, p. 131:
      ‘The confidence of the very rich,’ thought Father Carter watching Binkie shaking out albs and cottas and calling rather loudly to the organist.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albus. Only used in poetic/literary contexts or found in some toponyms.

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alb (feminine alba, masculine plural albs, feminine plural albes)

  1. (poetic) white

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Czech[edit]

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alb

  1. genitive plural of album

Middle High German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German alp, from Proto-West Germanic *albi, from Proto-Germanic *albiz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós.

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alb m (plural elbe or elber)

  1. elf
  2. friendly spirit, ghostly being, genius, or fairy

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  • Used through the 13th century.

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Alb, Albdruck, Albtraum.

References[edit]

  • Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albus, from Proto-Italic *alβos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élbʰos, *álbʰos, *albʰós (white). Doublet of album.

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alb m or n (feminine singular albă, masculine plural albi, feminine and neuter plural albe)

  1. white
  2. (figuratively) clean, pure, immaculate

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alb m (plural albi)

  1. the color white
  2. white person

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Colors in Romanian · culori (layout · text)
     alb      gri      negru
             roșu; carmin              portocaliu; maro              galben; crem
                          verde             
             cyan              bleu              albastru
             violet; indigo              mov; purpură              roz
            

Romansch[edit]

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  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Puter) alv

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albus.

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alb m (feminine singular alba, masculine plural albs, feminine plural albas)

  1. (Vallader) white

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  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) nair
  • (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) ner
  • (Surmiran) neir