Origin of alb
Definition for alb (2 of 3)
Origin of alb.
Definition for alb (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for alb
On some he put their stole, on others their amice, on the deacons the alb.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
I got up, and went to Alb, who was standing silent at the wheel.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson
It results from removing the chasuble and expanding the alb.Rites and Ritual|Philip Freeman
Who ever heard of Alb Kennedy since he went ter Berling as he told us for to mike his fortune?Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
Upon the chasuble La Teuse next laid out the stole, the maniple, the girdle, alb and amice.Abbe Mouret's Transgression|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for alb (1 of 2)
Word Origin for alb
British Dictionary definitions for alb (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for alb
late Old English albe, from Late Latin alba (in tunica alba or vestis alba "white vestment"), fem. of albus "white," from PIE root *albho- "white" (cf. Greek alphos "white leprosy," alphiton "barley meal;" Old High German albiz, Old English elfet "swan," literally "the white bird;" Old Church Slavonic and Russian lebedi, Polish łabędź "swan;" Hittite alpash "cloud").