- a city in and the capital of Tarn, in S France: center of the Albigenses.
- a department in S France. 2232 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km). Capital: Albi.
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Contemporary Examples of albi
One place that I knew I wanted to visit was the small museum dedicated to Toulouse-Lautrec in the small town of Albi.Michael Clinton: How to Become a Globe-Trotter
March 4, 2013
Historical Examples of albi
The Albigenses were a people of the reformed religion, who inhabited the country of Albi.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Half the fascination of Albi comes from its convincing inconsistencies.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Of all this the Bishop of Albi complained as an invasion of his jurisdiction.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I
Henry Charles Lea
Lavaur, a flourishing city of the country of Albigeois, lies not far from Albi.The Iron Pincers
In his twentieth year he entered the Grand Seminary at Albi.The War Upon Religion
Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
- a town in S France: connected with the Albigensian heresy and the crusade against it. Pop: 46 274 (1999)
- a small mountain lake or pool
Word Origin for tarn
- a department of S France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Albi. Pop: 350 477 (2003 est). Area: 5780 sq km (2254 sq miles)
- a river in SW France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing generally west to the Garonne River. Length: 375 km (233 miles)
Word Origin and History for albi
mid-13c., from Old Norse tjorn "small mountain lake without tributaries," from Proto-Germanic *terno, perhaps originally "water hole." A dialectal word popularized by the Lake poets.
- A small mountain lake, especially one formed as a glacier melts, filling a cirque with water.