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See also: alban and albán

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Albānus (resident of Alba) (a mountain region and an ancient city of Latium).

Proper nounEdit

Alban

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Though borne by the first British martyr, the given name has always been rare in English.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Alban (not comparable)

  1. (historical) Pertaining to the ancient Latin city of Alba Longa.
    • 1847, Leonhard Schmitz, A History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Death of Commodus, A.D. 192, Harper & brothers, page 14:
      But beside this, there existed at Lavinium another tradition, which inverts the order of things by stating that Lavinium was an Alban colony, founded by six hundred Alban families.
    • 1922, Sir James George Frazer, AThe Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Forgotten Books, page 152:
      Now the Alban dynasti bore the name of Silvii or Wood, and it can hardly be without significance that in the vision of the historic glories of Rome revealed to Aeneas in the underworld, Virgil, an antiquary as well as a poet, should represent all the line of Silvii as crowned with oak.
    • 1998, Robert Alan Gurval, Actium and Augustus: The Politics and Emotions of Civil War, University of Michigan Press, page 223:
      Reminded of the Alban king’s descent from Silvius, the son of Aeneas, Vergil’s reader must judge the crime of Mettus and his gruesome punishment with greater horror and revulsion.
  2. (historical) Pertaining to Alba, or the area now covered by Scotland.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 66:
      At some point during the Picto-Gaelic fusion, St Andrew was adopted as patron of the Alban kingdom.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

A variant of Arban, with regular r-l change.

Proper nounEdit

Alban

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alban.
Related termsEdit

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alban

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alban.

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaləbˠənˠ/
  • IPA(key): /nə ˈhaləbˠənˠ/ (full form na hAlban)

Proper nounEdit

na hAlban f

  1. genitive of Albain

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Alban nAlban hAlban tAlban
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alban f

  1. genitive singular of Albu

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Alban unchanged nAlban
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alban c (genitive Albans)

  1. Alban, A male given name

WelshEdit

Proper nounEdit

Yr Alban f

  1. Scotland