Name: Albion

Origin and Meaning of the Name Albion

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    (AL bee on)
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    The place name Albion is old and there is controversy regarding its etymology. Albion is the archaic name for Great Britain; often used poetically. Occasionally it instead refers to only Scotland, whose name in Gaelic is Alba.
    The name is perhaps of Celtic origin, from the Proto-Indo-European root that denotes both "white" and "mountain", but the Romans took it as connected with albus (white), in reference to the chalk "White Cliffs of Dover".
    As a literary figure, Albion is the name of a character in the poetry of William Blake.

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