Alba in Scrabble Dictionary

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Valid words made from Alba

You can make 14 words from 'alba' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'alba'

ALBA 6BAAL 6

3 letters words from 'alba'

AAL 3ABA 5
ALA 3ALB 5
BAA 5BAL 5
LAB 5 

2 letters words from 'alba'

AA 2AB 4
AL 2BA 4
LA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of alba

alba laba abla bala lbaa blaa alab laab aalb aalb laab alab abal baal aabl aabl baal abal lbaa blaa laba alba bala abla

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word alba. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in alba.

Definitions and meaning of alba

alba

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ălʹbə, IPA(key): /ˈæl.bə/

Etymology 1

First attested in 1821; borrowed from Occitan alba, ultimately from Latin albus (white); compare Spanish alba (dawn).

Noun

alba (plural albas)

  1. A type of lyrical poetry, traditionally Provençal, about lovers who must part at dawn.

Further reading

  • Alba (poetry) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

First attested in 1848; borrowed from 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).

Noun

alba (plural albas)

  1. A white-flowered shrub rose of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
  2. A flower of the hybrid Rosa × alba.

Further reading

  • List of Rosa species on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 3

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

Noun

alba pl

  1. (rare) plural of album
    • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:alba.

Anagrams

  • AABL, Ba'al, Baal, Bala, Baʿal, LABA, blaa, laab

Asturian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

Noun

alba f (plural albes)

  1. dawn

Synonyms

  • amanecer

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈal.bə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈal.ba/

Noun

alba f (plural albes)

  1. dawn
  2. the white tunic worn by priests

Chickasaw

Noun

alba (alienable)

  1. a weed
  2. an uncultivated plant

Finnish

Noun

alba

  1. An alb; a long white gown worn in various Christian ceremonies by the priest or the parishioners, especially in a confirmation by the people who are being confirmed

Declension


Galician

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin alba, the feminine of albus (white). Cognate with Portuguese alva.

Noun

alba f (plural albas)

  1. dawn

References

  • “alba” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “alba” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Icelandic

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalpa/
  • Homophone: Alba

Noun

alba f (genitive singular ölbu, nominative plural ölbur)

  1. alb (priestly robe)

Declension


Istriot

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white).

Noun

alba f

  1. dawn

Italian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus (white). Compare French aube.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalba/
  • Hyphenation: àl‧ba

Noun

alba f (plural albe)

  1. dawn, daybreak, break of day
    Synonym: aurora
  2. sunrise
    Synonyms: aurora, levar del sole

Derived terms

  • albeggiare
  • albino

See also

  • (times of day) parte del giorno; aurora,‎ alba,‎ mattino/‎mattina,‎ mezzogiorno,‎ pomeriggio,‎ tramonto,‎ crepuscolo,‎ sera,‎ notte,‎ mezzanotte (Category: it:Time) [edit]

Anagrams

  • Baal

Latin

Pronunciation

  • alba: (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈal.ba/, [ˈaɫ̪.ba]
  • alba: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈal.ba/
  • albā: (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈal.baː/, [ˈaɫ̪.baː]
  • albā: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈal.ba/

Etymology 1

From albus (white).

Noun

alba f (genitive albae); first declension

  1. a white precious stone, the pearl
  2. vocative singular of alba
Declension

First-declension noun.

Noun

albā

  1. ablative singular of alba

References

  • alba in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alba in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • alba in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • alba in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective 1

alba

  1. inflection of albus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Adjective 2

albā

  1. ablative feminine singular of albus

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin alba (white).

Noun

alba m (definite singular albaen, indefinite plural albaer, definite plural albaene)

  1. (Christianity) alb

References

  • “alba” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “alba” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin alba (white).

Noun

alba m (definite singular albaen, indefinite plural albaar or albaer, definite plural albaane or albaene)

  1. (Christianity) alb

References

  • “alba” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (mountain)

Noun

alba f

  1. alpine pasture
  2. alp

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈal.ba/

Noun

alba f

  1. alb (long white robe worn by ministers at religious ceremonies)

Declension

Further reading

  • alba in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin albus (white).

Adjective

alba (plural albas, comparable)

  1. white

Derived terms

  • albino

Romanian

Etymology

Definite form of albă, from Latin alba, feminine of albus. For the sense of "dawn" or "sunrise", see Vulgar Latin alba, whence also Spanish and Italian alba, French aube, Portuguese alva.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈal.ba/

Adjective

alba

  1. definite feminine singular nominative of alb
  2. definite feminine singular accusative of alb

Noun

alba f (plural albe)

  1. (popular) dawn, daybreak, sunrise

Synonyms

  • zori, auroră, răsărit

Spanish

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin alba, from Latin albus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalba/, [ˈalβa]

Adjective

alba

  1. Feminine singular of adjective albo.

Noun

alba f (plural albas)

  1. dawn
    Synonym: amanecer

Usage notes

  • The feminine noun alba is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el alba
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

Further reading

  • “alba” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Tagalog

Noun

alba

  1. (Christianity) alb

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the white substance of the brain.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)