[ alb ]
/ ælb /
a linen vestment with narrow sleeves, worn chiefly by priests, now invariably white in the Western Church but can be in a color in the Eastern Church.
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Origin of alb
before 1100; Middle English albe, (h)aube (< MF), Old English albe<Latin alba (vestis) white (garment); compare Dutch albe,Old High German alba (German Albe)
Definition for alb (2 of 3)
(in prescriptions) white.
Origin of alb.
From the Latin word albus
Definition for alb (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for alb (1 of 2)
/ (ælb) /
Christianity a long white linen vestment with sleeves worn by priests and others
Word Origin for alb
Old English albe, from Medieval Latin alba (vestis) white (clothing)
British Dictionary definitions for alb (2 of 2)
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