A vestment of white linen achieving towards legs an enveloping the person in the Roman Catholic chapel donned by those who work in holy orders when officiating at size it absolutely was previously used about by clerics in lifestyle
- a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; donned by priests
- A vestment of white linen, reaching into legs, an enveloping anyone; -- in the Roman Catholic church, worn by those in holy purchases whenever officiating at size. It absolutely was formerly worn, at least by clerics, in everyday life.
belated Old English albe, from belated Latin alba (in tunica alba or vestis alba "white vestment"), fem. of albus "white," from PIE root *albho- "white" (cognates: Greek alphos "white leprosy," alphiton "barley dinner;" Old High German albiz, Old English elfet "swan," literally "the white bird;" Old Church Slavonic and Russian lebedi, Polish łabędź "swan;" Hittite alpash "cloud").
(n.) A vestment of white linen, achieving to the foot, an enveloping the person; -- in Roman Catholic church, worn by those who work in holy purchases when officiating at size. It was formerly used, at the least by clerics, in lifestyle.
In the Roman Church the alb is now reckoned as one of the vestments proper to the sacrifice of the Mass.