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Alva

[al-vuh; Spanish ahl-vah] /ˈæl və; Spanish ˈɑl vɑ/
noun
1.
Also, Alba. Fernando Alvarez de Toledo
[fer-nahn-daw ahl-vah-reth th e taw-le-th aw] /fɛrˈnɑn dɔ ˈɑl vɑˌrɛθ ðɛ tɔˈlɛ ðɔ/ (Show IPA),
Duke of, 1508–82, Spanish general who suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.
2.
a male or female given name.
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Alva

/ˈælvə; Spanish ˈalβa/
noun
1.
Duke of, title of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo. 1508–82, Spanish general and statesman who suppressed the Protestant revolt in the Netherlands (1567–72) and conquered Portugal (1580)
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