alb

alb

[alb]
noun Ecclesiastical.
a linen vestment with narrow sleaves, worn chiefly by priests, now invariably white in the Western Church but any color in the Eastern Church.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English albe, (h)aube (< MF), Old English albe < Latin alba (vestis) white (garment); compare Dutch albe, Old High German alba (German Albe)

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Alb.

alb.

(in prescriptions) white.

Origin:
< Latin albus

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alb (ælb)
 
n
Christianity a long white linen vestment with sleeves worn by priests and others
 
[Old English albe, from Medieval Latin alba (vestis) white (clothing)]

Alb.
 
abbreviation for
Albania(n)

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alb
O.E. albe, from L.L. alba (in tunica alba or vestis alba "white vestment"), fem. of albus "white," from PIE base *albho- "white" (cf. Gk. alphos "white leprosy," alphiton "barley meal;" O.H.G. albig, O.E. elfet "swan," lit. "the white bird;" O.C.S., Rus. lebedi, Pol. labedz "swan").
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ALB
Albany International Airport
Alb.
  1. Albania

  2. Albanian

  3. Albany

  4. Alberta

alb.
albumen
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alb

liturgical vestment worn in some services by Roman Catholic officiants, some Anglicans, and some Lutherans. A symbol of purity, it is a full-length, long-sleeved, usually white linen tunic secured at the waist by a cord or belt called a cincture. The equivalent vestment in the Eastern churches is the sticharion.

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