Laban vs Alban - What's the difference?

laban | alban |

As nouns the difference between laban and alban

is that laban is (uncommon) while alban is (chemistry|obsolete) a white crystalline resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by the action of alcohol or ether.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • The brother of Rebekah and uncle of Jacob and Esau.
  • * 1611 , 25:20
  • And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
  • of biblical origin.
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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * : Act II, Scene I
  • Forsooth, a blind man at Saint Alban' s shrine
    Within this half hour hath receiv'd his sight

    Usage notes

    * Though borne by the first British martyr, the given name has always been rare in English.


  • (historical) Pertaining to the ancient Latin city of Alba Longa.
  • * 1847 , Leonhard Schmitz, A History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Death of Commodus, A.D. 192 , Harper & brothers, page 14:
  • But beside this, there existed at Lavinium another tradition, which inverts the order of things by stating that Lavinium was an Alban' colony, founded by six hundred ' Alban families.
  • * 1922 , Sir James George Frazer, AThe Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion , Forgotten Books, page 152:
  • Now the Alban dynasti bore the name of Silvii or Wood, and it can hardly be without significance that in the vision of the historic glories of Rome revealed to Aeneas in the underworld, Virgil, an antiquary as well as a poet, should represent all the line of Silvii as crowned with oak.
  • * 1998 , Robert Alan Gurval, Actium and Augustus: The Politics and Emotions of Civil War , University of Michigan Press, page 223:
  • Reminded of the Alban king’s descent from Silvius, the son of Aeneas, Vergil’s reader must judge the crime of Mettus and his gruesome punishment with greater horror and revulsion.
  • (historical) Pertaining to Alba, or the area now covered by Scotland.
  • *2011 , (Norman Davies), Vanished Kingdoms , Penguin 2012, p. 66:
  • *:At some point during the Picto-Gaelic fusion, St Andrew was adopted as patron of the Alban kingdom.
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