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Origin: Middle English auburne ; from Old French auborne ; from Midieval Latin alburnus ; from Classical Latin albus, white (see elf); meaning influenced, influence by Middle English brun, brown
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French aborne, blond, from Latin alburnus, whitish, from albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
- auˈburn adjective
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