Origin of alpfrom Classical Latin Alpes, the Alps
- A mountain meadow, especially one used for pasturage.
- A high mountain.
- A very large mound or mass.
Origin of alpUltimately, partly via German Alp ( from German dialectal (Alemannic) Alp ) ( from Middle High German albe ) ( from Old High German alba ) and partly via French regional (Switzerland) alpe ( probably of Alpine Romance origin ) (Lombard alp ) (Italian alpe ) from an indigenous pre-Roman Alpine language ( also the source of Latin Alpēs the Alps )Senses 2 and 3, back-formation from the Alps
- Initialism of Australian Labor Party.
- Toghrul was succeeded by his nephew Alp Arslan (the Great Lion), who was buried at Merv.
- He assumed the name of Mahommed when he embraced the Mussulman faith; and on account of his military prowess he obtained the surname Alp Arslan, which signifies "a valiant lion."
- In 1068 Alp Arslan invaded the Roman empire.
- In 1117 he led an expedition against Ghazni and bestowed the throne upon Bahram Shah, who was also obliged to mention Sinjar's name first in the official prayer at the Ghaznavid capital - a prerogative that neither Alp Arslan nor Malik Shah had attained.
- The name Albania (in the Tosk dialect Arberia, in the Gheg Arbenia), like Albania in the Caucasus, Armenia, Albany in Britain, and Auvergne (Arvenia) in France, is probably connected with the root alb, alp, and signifies "the white or snowy uplands."