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alba

[ ahl-buh, al- ]
/ ˈɑl bə, ˈæl- /
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noun
a Provençal troubadour poem or love song, typically about the parting of lovers at dawn.
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Origin of alba

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

Other definitions for alba (2 of 3)

Alba
[ al-buh; Spanish ahl-bah ]
/ ˈæl bə; Spanish ˈɑl bɑ /

noun
Fer·nan·do Al·va·rez de To·le·do [fer-nahn-daw -ahl-vah-reth the taw-le-thaw], /fɛrˈnɑn dɔ ˈɑl vɑˌrɛθ ðɛ tɔˈlɛ ðɔ/, Duke of, 1508–82, Spanish general and third Duke of Alba; suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.

Other definitions for alba (3 of 3)

Alba.

abbreviation
Alberta.
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British Dictionary definitions for alba

Alba
/ (Spanish ˈalβa) /

noun
Duke of Alba See Alva
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Medical definitions for alba

alba
[ ălbə ]

n.
white matter
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