Alba meaning

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The definition of an alba is a lyrical love song sung by troubadours, often about leaving each other at dawn.

An example of an alba is a tune about leaving one's lover after a romantic night together.

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A white-flowered shrub rose of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
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A flower of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
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Plural form of album.
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Alberta.
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The stylized dawn love song of Provençal troubadour literature.
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Duke of Alva.
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A type of lyrical poetry, traditionally Provençal, about lovers who must part at dawn.
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Origin of alba

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

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  • First attested in 1821; from the Occitan alba, ultimately from the Latin albus (“white”); compare the Spanish alba (“dawn”).

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

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