Origin of alp
Examples from the Web for alp
ALP casualty rates are said to be double those of the Afghan National Army and National Police.
In many villages, peasants have a hard time telling the difference between the ALP and the many arbakai.
Over the past six months at least 180 ALP officers have been killed.
The official adds that young boys, too, are not immune from sexual assault by the ALP and arbakai.
He says they were wearing the khaki-colored uniforms of the ALP.
From Alp to Alp he is answered by his brother herdsmen, and the deep, strong notes echo from crag to crag in solemn melody.Switzerland|Frank Fox
The doctor himself was loath to go, for the Alp had become as a home to him.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
It would seem as though fame, like the sun, hot and luminous at a distance, is cold as the summit of an alp when you approach it.Modeste Mignon|Honore de Balzac
You know those pure summer mornings, when one may truly say that the Alp smiles and that the mountain invites.The Heavenly Father|Ernest Naville
It was our Alp, and we ascended and descended it with a flood of emotion not unmixed with sand.In the Footprints of the Padres|Charles Warren Stoddard
Word Origin for alp
1590s, "any high, snow-capped mountain," from Alps, from French Alpes, from Latin Alpes "the Alps," perhaps from altus "high," or albus "white" or from a Celtic word (according to Servius), or a pre-Indo-European root. Alps, the European mountain range, attested by that name in English from 1550s.
Mountain system of south-central Europe.