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Etymology 1 n. A type of lyrical poetry, traditionally Provençal, about lovers who must part at dawn. Etymology 2

n. 1 A white-flowered shrub rose of the hybrid (taxlink Rosa × alba nothospecies noshow=1). 2 A flower of the hybrid ''Rosa'' × ''alba''. Etymology 3

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Alba, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 186
Housing Units (2000): 75
Land area (2000): 0.678657 sq. miles (1.757714 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.678657 sq. miles (1.757714 sq. km)
FIPS code: 00572
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 41.704343 N, 76.827519 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Alba, PA
Alba, TX -- U.S. town in Texas
Population (2000): 430
Housing Units (2000): 232
Land area (2000): 1.108727 sq. miles (2.871589 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.108727 sq. miles (2.871589 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01636
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.792069 N, 95.634532 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75410
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Alba, TX
Alba, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
Population (2000): 588
Housing Units (2000): 202
Land area (2000): 0.327357 sq. miles (0.847850 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.327357 sq. miles (0.847850 sq. km)
FIPS code: 00496
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 37.236228 N, 94.417228 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Alba, MO
Alba (disambiguation)

Alba is the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland.

ALBA is the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas.

Alba (Latin: white) or ALBA may also refer to:

Alba (1907 automobile)

The Alba was an Austrian automobile built in Trieste (then a part of Austria) from 1907 to 1908. The company's first cars, built in a 20,000 square metre factory, had pair-cast 40-45 hp engines of 6872cc.

Alba (1913 automobile)

The Alba was a French car made by Constructions Métallurgiques, Usines Alba, Suresnes, Seine between 1913 and 1928.

Alba (rabbit)

Alba was the name of a genetically modified "glowing" rabbit created as an artistic work by contemporary artist Eduardo Kac, produced in collaboration with French geneticist Louis-Marie Houdebine.

Houdebine used the GFP gene found in the jellyfish, Aequorea victoria, that fluoresces green when exposed to blue light. This is a protein used in many standard biological experiments involving fluorescence. When Alba was exposed to such light, she would literally glow green — though photos by Kac showing the entire organism, including its hair, glowing a uniform green have had their veracity challenged.

Eduardo Kac has described Alba as an animal that does not exist in nature. In an article published in The Boston Globe, Houdebine admitted creating Alba for Kac and stated that Alba has a 'particularly mellow and sweet disposition.' This article generated a global media scandal, which caused Houdebine to distance himself from Kac's work. All subsequent media articles present variations on Houdebine's disengagement effort.

Alba's lifespan is an open question. In 2002, a US reporter called INRA (France), where Houdebine works, and was told that Alba had died. The reporter published an article stating that Alba was dead but the only evidence she provided was to quote Houdebine as saying: "I was informed one day that bunny was dead without any reason. So, rabbits die often. It was about 4 years old, which is a normal lifespan in our facilities."

In the 2007 European Molecular Biology Organization Members Meeting in Barcelona, Louis-Marie Houdebine presented in detail his version of the reality of 'The GFP rabbit story', placing emphasis on sensationalism by journalists and the TV media.


Alba is the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland. It is cognate to Alba (gen. Albann, dat. Albainn) in Irish and Nalbin in Manx, the two other Goidelic Insular Celtic languages, as well as words in the Brythonic Insular Celtic languages of Cornish (Alban) and Welsh (Yr Alban) that also, in modern practice, are the Goidelic and Brythonic names for Scotland; although in the past they were names for Britain as a whole, related to the Brythonic name Albion.

Alba (watch)

Alba is a sub-brand of Seiko Watch Corporation that produces a line of wristwatches. It first appeared in 1979. Using Seiko's own family of movements but with modern styling designed to appeal especially to younger customers, Alba watches are primarily aimed at Asian markets in the hope of creating long-term loyalty to the Seiko group as these customers' purchasing power increases. Many of its cleaner designs also appeal to current traditionalist consumers.

Alba (shinty team)

Alba is a shinty team selected to represent Scotland and Scots Gaelic which plays annually in a composite rules international series with Míchael Breathnach CLG who represent the Irish Language. The prerequisite for playing in this team is that a player can speak Scots Gaelic.1

Alba (brand)

Alba is a British consumer electronics brand owned by Home Retail Group. Its sister brand is Bush. Today, all Alba products are sold exclusively at Argos.

Alba (medieval music ensemble)
To be distinguished from Toyohiko Satoh & Ensemble Alba Musica Kyo

Alba are a Danish medieval music ensemble founded in 1992. The ensemble comprises the duo Agnethe Christensen (voice, kantele) and Poul Høxbro (recorder, percussion), or as a trio with the harpist Helen Davis.

Alba (poetry)

The alba (; "sunrise") is a genre of Old Occitan lyric poetry. It describes the longing of lovers who, having passed a night together, must separate for fear of being discovered by their respective spouses.

A common figure found in the alba is the guaita ("sentry" or "guard"), a friend who alerts the lovers when the hour has come to separate. The lovers often accuse the guaita of dozing, being inattentive or separating them too early. The lovers fear not just the lady's husband but also the lauzengiers, the jealous rival.

The following example, composed by an anonymous troubadour, describes the longing of a knight for his lady as they part company after a night of forbidden love. Though generally representative of the style, this particular verse uses an atypical strophic pattern.

Under the influence of the Occitan troubadours, the Minnesingers developed a similar genre, the Tagelied, in Germany, and in northern France the trouvères developed an equivalent aube genre. The alba itself was imported into the Galician-Portuguese trovadorismo movement, but only one example of it, by Nuno Fernandes Torneol, survives.

ALBA (synchrotron)

ALBA (meaning "Sunrise" in Catalan and in Spanish) is a synchrotron radiation facility located in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park in Cerdanyola del Vallès near Barcelona, in Catalonia (Spain). It is constructed and operated by the CELLS (Consortium for the Exploitation of the Synchrotron Light Laboratory) consortium, and co-financed by the regional Catalan Government and Spanish central administration Government

After nearly ten years of planning and design work by the Spanish scientific community, the project was approved in 2002 by the Spanish and the Catalan governments. After scientific workshops and meetings with prospective users, the facility was redesigned in 2004, and in 2006 construction started. The laboratory was officially opened for experiments on 7 beamlines in March 2010.

Alba (given name)

Alba is a female given name of Latin origin meaning " dawn". It can also be used as a Spanish surname, as in the actress Jessica Alba, or a title, as in the Spanish Dukedom of Alba. It may also be considered a feminine version of Albert or Albinus or of names beginning with the Germanic Alf.

Alba is also the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland and the alba is a subgenre of Occitan lyric poetry.

  • Alba Gaïa Bellugi (born 1995), a French actress
  • Alba Milana (born 1959), an Italian long-distance runner
  • Alba Silvius, an ancient Roman king of Alba Longa
Alba (surname)

Alba is a Spanish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Annelyn Alba (born 1986), Filipino badminton player
  • Elia Alba (born 1962), Dominican-American visual artist
  • Enrique Alba (born 1968), Spanish computer scientist
  • Gibson Alba (born 1960), Dominican Republic baseball player
  • Jessica Alba (born 1981), American actress
  • Jordi Alba (born 1989), Spanish footballer
  • Joshua Alba (born 1982), American actor
  • Julia Alba (born 1972), Spanish sprinter
  • Luis Larrea Alba (1895–1980), President of Ecuador in 1931
  • Macrino d'Alba (c. 1460–c. 1510), Italian painter
  • Maria Alba (1910–1999), Spanish-American film actress
  • Miguel Alba (born 1988), Argentine footballer
  • Panchito Alba (1925–1995), artistic name of a Filipino film actor
  • R.D. Alba (born 1978), Filipino film and television director
  • Rogaciano Alba, Mexican farmer
  • Samuel Alba, American judge
  • Unai Alba (born 1978), Spanish footballer
  • Víctor Alba (1916–2003), Spanish politician, journalist, writer and university professor
  • Karl "Dyzee" Alba (born 1979), Canadian born Filipino, world champion professional B-Boy (break dancer)
Alba (motorcycle)

The Alba motorcycle was manufactured at Stettin between 1919 and 1924 by Alfred Baruch. They featured four-stroke engines of 198cc, 247cc and 249cc capacity. Alba also manufactured three-wheeled delivery vans, as well as supplying engines to other manufacturers such as Huy and Teco. Although the company stopped manufacture in the mid-1920s, Alfred's son Manfred continued to supply spares up to the mid-1930s.

Alba (1952 automobile)

Alba was a Portuguese automobile manufactured from 1952 to 1961.

Usage examples of "alba".

I remembered, she was in exile in Alba, and would thus have been summoned to attend.

It is rumored on the coast of Azzalle that the Skaldi have sought to cross the Northernmost Seas to raid Alba, but what can we do?

The Skaldic tribes were numerous, more numerous than the tribes of Alba and Eire, who had united to defeat the Tiberian army, the greatest military force the continent of Europa had ever seen.

Islanded, isolated and hemmed in for centuries by the Master of the Straits, the armies of the kingdom of Alba had never constituted a true threat to our borders.

And the rumor that crossed the waters was this: The Cruarch of Alba was dead, slain, it was said, by his own son, who sought to overturn the old matrilineal rites of succession and seize rulership of Alba for himself.

Lyonette de Trevalion had conspired with Foclaidha of Alba and her son, the new Cruarch, to join forces.

In exchange, she would put the forces of Azzalle at the disposal of Foclaidha and her son to hold the kingdom of Alba against the disposed heir and his allies among the Dalriada.

Necthana escaped the bloodbath and fought his way, with his mother and sisters and a handful of warriors, to the western side of Alba, to seek refuge among the Dalriada.

If there was one thing that terrified me above all others, it was not daring the wrath of the Master of the Straits nor the dangers of distant Alba and the blue-tattooed Cruithne.

At my request, Ysandre had several volumes sent from the Royal Library, texts on Alba and books in Cruithne, and treatises on the Master of the Straits.

Precept, and that is why I am sending you to Alba to bear word to Drustan mab Necthana.

And when you gain the distant shore of Alba, give it to Drustan mab Necthana, that he might know from whence it came.

Somewhere beyond the ability of my vision to scry lay the Straits of Alba, that wind-whipped expanse of water as grey and narrow and deadly as a blade, separating Ysandre from a dream.

I strained to see across the waters and catch a glimpse of distant Alba, but we were too far, here.

We had turned northward in the night, rounding the lower tip of Alba, and I could see her green coastline lying off our starboard bow, hazy in the distance.