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See also: Alba, Albà, and albă

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in 1821; borrowed from Occitan alba, ultimately from Latin albus (white); compare Spanish alba (dawn).

NounEdit

alba (plural albas)

  1. A type of lyrical poetry, traditionally Provençal, about lovers who must part at dawn.

Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in 1848; borrowed from Latin alba (the feminine form of albus (white)) in the now-disused species name of binomial nomenclature Template:taxling (it is now considered a hybrid and is accordingly called Rosa × alba).

NounEdit

alba (plural albas)

  1. A white-flowered shrub rose of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
  2. A flower of the hybrid Rosa × alba.

Further readingEdit

Etymology 3Edit

First attested in 1859; borrowed from Latin alba, the nominative plural form of album (blank tablet), whence the English album.

NounEdit

alba pl

  1. plural of album

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

NounEdit

alba f (plural albes)

  1. dawn

SynonymsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alba f (plural albes)

  1. dawn
  2. the white tunic worn by priests

ChickasawEdit

NounEdit

alba

  1. a weed
  2. an uncultivated plant

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

alba

  1. An alb; a long white gown worn in various Christian ceremonies by the priest or the parishioners, especially in a confirmation by the people who are being confirmed

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of alba (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative alba albat
genitive alban albojen
partitive albaa alboja
illative albaan alboihin
singular plural
nominative alba albat
accusative nom. alba albat
gen. alban
genitive alban albojen
albainrare
partitive albaa alboja
inessive albassa alboissa
elative albasta alboista
illative albaan alboihin
adessive alballa alboilla
ablative albalta alboilta
allative alballe alboille
essive albana alboina
translative albaksi alboiksi
instructive alboin
abessive albatta alboitta
comitative alboineen

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alba f (genitive singular ölbu, nominative plural ölbur)

  1. alb (priestly robe)

DeclensionEdit


IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

NounEdit

alba f

  1. dawn

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white). Compare French aube.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈalba/
  • Hyphenation: àl‧ba

NounEdit

alba f (plural albe)

  1. dawn, daybreak, break of day
    Synonyms: aurora
  2. sunrise
    Synonyms: aurora, levar del sole

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From albus (white).

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

alba f (genitive albae); first declension

  1. a white precious stone, the pearl
  2. vocative singular of alba
DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative alba albae
genitive albae albārum
dative albae albīs
accusative albam albās
ablative albā albīs
vocative alba albae
ReferencesEdit
  • alba in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “alba”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • alba” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • alba in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

AdjectiveEdit

alba

  1. nominative feminine singular of albus
  2. nominative neuter plural of albus
  3. accusative neuter plural of albus
  4. vocative feminine singular of albus
  5. vocative neuter plural of albus

Pronunciation 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

albā

  1. ablative feminine singular of albus

NounEdit

albā

  1. ablative singular of alba

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (mountain)

NounEdit

alba f

  1. alpine pasture
  2. alp

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alba f

  1. alb (long white robe worn by ministers at religious ceremonies)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • alba in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin albus (white).

AdjectiveEdit

alba (plural albas, comparable)

  1. white

Derived termsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Definite form of albă, from Latin alba, feminine of albus. For the sense of "dawn" or "sunrise", see Vulgar Latin alba, whence also Spanish and Italian alba, French aube, Portuguese alva.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alba

  1. definite feminine singular nominative of alb
  2. definite feminine singular accusative of alb

NounEdit

alba f (plural albe)

  1. (popular) dawn, daybreak, sunrise

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus.

AdjectiveEdit

alba f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective albo.

NounEdit

alba f (plural albas)

  1. dawn
    Synonyms: amanecer

Usage notesEdit

  • The feminine noun alba is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el alba
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.