• Alb
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alb a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; worn by priests
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alb A vestment of white linen, reaching to the feet, an enveloping the person; -- in the Roman Catholic church, worn by those in holy orders when officiating at mass. It was formerly worn, at least by clerics, in daily life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alb In the Roman Catholic Church (and in many Anglican churches), a white linen robe, with tight sleeves, worn at the celebration of the eucharist under the chasuble, cope, or dalmatic by the officiating priest and his assistants. It reaches to the feet, and is bound around the waist by a girdle called the alb-cord. Usually it is ornamented at the edges and wrists with embroidery or lace-work. The alb was formerly the common dress of the clergy. Colored albs have been used in the service of the English Church. The corresponding garment in the Greek Church is the stoicharion (which see).
    • n alb In the early church, a white garment worn from the Saturday before Easter until the first Sunday after Easter by the newly baptized.
    • n alb Formerly also written alba, albe.
    • n alb A small Turkish coin, nearly equal in value to a cent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alb alb in R.C. churches, a white linen vestment with tight sleeves, reaching to the feet, worn by the officiating priest at the celebration of the eucharist, under the chasuble, cope, or dalmatic.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. albe, LL. alba, fr. L. albus, white. Cf. Album and Aube
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. albe—Low L. alba, L. albus, white.


In literature:

It is worn over the alb or surplice.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
Eu as be; Ital, Alb, Pers e is; Dak e is, -esh be it so.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
I saw lace albs there, with crotchet work marvellously executed by hand, and adorned with brilliants.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
Fawther's took wiv the jumps, I hear, and Alb's gone to the Pav to give her hair.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Albe uses a bone peg.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The vestments, as far as I can make out, are an alb, a tunicle and a cope, and mitre.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
That solitary alb ye shall admire, But not cast lots for.
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Alb and chasuble recalled the fashions of Numa's day.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
All the Swiss at Blaubeuren and on the Alb will be obliged to return home immediately.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
Deacon* in dalmatic, alb, amice, holding open book in left hand, right hand gone; drapery is wonderfully fine.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
Eugenie de Montijo was not her favourite child; that position was occupied by her elder, the Duchesse d'Albe.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
He was dressed in a violet silk robe or cassock, over which was a white lace alb.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Alb and chasuble recalled the fashions of Numa's day.
"The Cradle of the Christ" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
I do not think that any person's voice has the same power of awakening melancholy in me as Albe's.
"The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume II (of 2)" by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
Courayer's portrait, representing him in his alb, was given by Courayer himself in 1769.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
Figure 171 is the albe worn by Roman and other ecclesiastics when officiating at mass, etc.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton
As for the amice and the albe, they retain the very names they bore in Numa's day.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
On some he put their stole, on others their amice, on the deacons the alb.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
Cherubim and seraphim seem always vested in the alb or tunic, and a scarf tied in a knot round the neck.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
Albe Dean, of Connecticut, was next tried.
"Address to the Non-Slaveholders of the South" by Lewis Tappan

In poetry:

Array me in the alb of righteousness,
And in thy glorious nuptial-garments dress;
So that I always well-prepar'd may be,
And in trim garb to come, O Christ, to thee!
"An Earnest Prayer For Pardon Of Sins" by Rees Prichard
I shall not fear to stand before His Face
And answer for the schemes I reared on shifting sand
Whereon the waves are trailing albs of pointed lace,
If on my way I've lent the helping hand
"The Helping Hand" by John O Brien
He wore, I think, a chasuble, the day when first we met;
A stole and snowy alb likewise,--I recollect it yet.
He called me "daughter," as he raised his jeweled hand to bless;
And then, in thrilling undertones, he asked, "Would I confess?"
"The Ritualist" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Albemarle Corporation ( ALB ) maintained its quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share.
Additional 14.8 million allocated to fight ALB .
Executive Board Makes ALB and NSIIC Nominations.
In separate conference calls, the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) executive board made nominations to the American Lamb Board ( ALB ) and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC).
Lamb producers and feeders will soon be receiving an invitation to participate in a production practices survey-the American Lamb Board's ( ALB ) second phase of its sustainability assessment project.
At ALB Auto Sales, a German shepherd named Sasha protects the property.
We couldn't have been less surprised if the ALB confirmed that Wednesday follows Tuesday.
Duchess Of Alb Cayetana Fitz James Stuart and Alfonso Diez, are seen celebrating their first wedding anniversary on October 5, 2012 in Seville, Spain.
A free art museum, a flight of fancy if you will, at the Alb.
FOREST HILLS—The MBTA's Arborway Yard bus facility has been designated as the official wood- chipping site during an at-least two-year ban on transporting wood potentially infested by Asian Longhorn beetles (ALB) out of the area.
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an invasive pest from China that can kill up to half of the state's native hardwood trees.
A white spot is all it takes to tell the difference between a dangerous invasive insect, the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), and its harmless native look-alike, the white spotted pine sawyer.

In science:

Since these connected graphs of rational curves map into points in Alb(Y12) our claim follows.
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
Then either h0 (Y , Ω1) ≤ 2 or alb(Y ) ⊂ Alb(Y ) is a hyperel liptic curve C and the (covering) involution on Y transforms into a hyperel liptic involution on C .
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
By the previous lemma, Alb(Yj ) is isogenous to A.
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
The image alb(X ) in the Albanese is also lagrangian with respect to exactly one nondegenerate 2-form.
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
If X were fibered over a curve of genus > 1 there would be another (a degenerate) 2-form on Alb(X ) which would be trivial on alb(X ).
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
Notice also that X doesn’t admit any dominant maps onto elliptic curves since Alb(X ) doesn’t map onto elliptic curves.
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
Consider the set LX of (possibly degenerate) holomorphic (2, 0)-forms on Alb(X ) which restrict trivially to alb(X ).
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
It contains the set of weakly lagrangian structures on alb(X ).
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
The subspace LA = 1 is induced from A1 × A2 . A generic element in LX is nondegenerate if dim Alb(X ) is even and is degenerate of corank 1 if dim Alb(X ) is odd.
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
If g (C ) is even the generic element of LX is a nondegenerate form on Alb(X ).
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
The dimension of Alb(X ) is even iff g (C ) is even.
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
It follows that the Albanese variety Alb(X ) is isogenous to a product of three abelian surfaces to A1 × A2 × A12 .
Lagrangian subvarieties of abelian fourfolds
This suggests that, if X is pro jective over a field k of characteristic 0, of dimension ≥ 3, and Y ⊂ X is a general hyperplane section, then the Gysin map Alb+ (Y ) → Alb+ (X ) is an isomorphism; further, the “philosophy of 1-motives” suggests that there is a purely algebraic proof of this fact.
The Grothendieck-Lefschetz theorem for normal projective varieties
So it suffices to show that the Cartier dual to Alb+ (Y ) → Alb+ (X ) is an isomorphism.
The Grothendieck-Lefschetz theorem for normal projective varieties
It is shown in that the Cartier dual of Alb+ (X ) is another 1-motive, explicitly described as follows (implicitly, this gives an algebraic description of Alb+ (X )).
The Grothendieck-Lefschetz theorem for normal projective varieties