alba

[ahl-buh, al-]

Origin of alba

1815–25; < Old Provençal: dawn < Latin, feminine of albus white

Alba

[al-buh; Spanish ahl-vah]

Alba.

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Examples from the Web for alba

Contemporary Examples of alba

  • A flamboyant, multi-titled, multiply married royal to remember, the Duchess of Alba died Thursday at the age of 88.

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    Adiós to the Diva Duchess

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    November 20, 2014

Historical Examples of alba

  • From Alba and Spain, and the far-off isles of Greece, kings came to woo her.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • Let others look to this; for I am not King of Alba, but captain of the host only.

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • Surely the men of Alba themselves had not borne to see such a sight.

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • It was not by any ordering of mine that the men of Alba went towards the mountains.

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • The men of Alba also took the oath, and confirmed it after their own fashion.

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church


British Dictionary definitions for alba

Alba

noun
  1. Duke of Alba See Alva
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alba in Medicine

alba

[ălbə]
n.
  1. white matter
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