Albany Definition

ôlbə-nē
proper name
Capital of N.Y., on the Hudson.
Webster's New World
pronoun

(archaic) Scotland north of the River Forth.

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(historical) A prominent duchy bestowed upon younger sons of the royal family, belonging first to the Scottish peerage and then (after the 1707 Act of Union) to the British. It is currently suspended.

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The capital of New York state in the United States (95,658 during the 2000 census)
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A major river of Ontario in Canada.

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A Hudson's Bay Company trading post in Ontario and the community that remains at its site.

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A city of southwest Georgia on the Flint River southeast of Columbus. It is an industrial and processing center in a pecan- and peanut-growing area.
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The capital (since 1797) of New York, in the eastern part of the state on the west bank of the Hudson River at the head of deep-water navigation. The early 17th-century Dutch settlement Fort Orange was renamed Albany when the English took control in 1664.
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Origin of Albany

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin Albania ("white land", "Scotland") from Scottish Gaelic Alba ("Scotland"), ultimately from Proto-Celtic *Alb-i̯en- ("the island of Great Britain"), from either Proto-Indo-European *albho- ("white", in reference to the Cliffs of Dover) or *alb- ("hill", presumably by comparison with the Netherlands and French coast)

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  • From Middle English Albany ("Scotland"), a Scottish duchy created in 1398 and bestowed upon younger sons of the King of Scots which became a British title upon the 1707 Act of Union

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  • Named in honor of Prince Frederick, duke of Albany and York, the second son of King George III of Britain

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  • Named in honor of Prince Leopold, duke of Albany and son of Queen Victoria of Britain

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  • Named in honor of the crown prince James, Duke of Albany and York

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  • Named in honor of Albany, the capital city of New York state

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