Alger

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English: from Old English, composed of the elements ælf elf, supernatural being + gār spear; it is possible that this form may also have absorbed other names with the first elements æpel noble, ēald old, and ēalh temple. The name was not common either before or after the Norman Conquest, but was revived in the 19th century, along with other Germanic names. It is relatively common in America, where it seems to have been taken up as a more ‘manly’ short form of ALGERNON (SEE Algernon).

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  • ALGER — Capitale du pays auquel elle a donné son nom, Alger – qui avec son agglomération comptait 2 130 000 habitants en 1987, année du recensement – est une grande métropole africaine, méditerranéenne et arabe. Sur le site d’un comptoir punique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alger — is an alternate name for Algiers, the capital of Algeria. In fact, it is the French name for the Algerian capital city. Alger may also refer to:;Places in the United States: * Alger, Michigan, in Arenac County * Alger County, Michigan, in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Alger — ist der Name von: Alger von Lüttich (auch: Algerus von Lüttich, Alger von Cluny, Algerus Magister; * um 1060; † um 1131), kanonistischer Schriftsteller und Verfasser theologischer Schriften Algier (auf Französisch) Orte: Alger (Kentucky) Alger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alger — Alger, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 888 Housing Units (2000): 402 Land area (2000): 0.282982 sq. miles (0.732920 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.282982 sq. miles (0.732920 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Alger, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 888 Housing Units (2000): 402 Land area (2000): 0.282982 sq. miles (0.732920 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.282982 sq. miles (0.732920 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Alger, WA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Washington Population (2000): 89 Housing Units (2000): 42 Land area (2000): 1.789591 sq. miles (4.635019 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.012421 sq. miles (0.032170 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.802012 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Alger — (Phil. Gesch.), so v.w. Adelger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alger — (spr. schē), franz. Name der Stadt Algier (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alger — Alger, Alker friesischer Name althochdeutschen Ursprungs, Bedeutungszusammensetzung aus: »edel« und »Speer« …   Deutsch namen

  • alger — ALGER, vulgo Argeres, regnum Barbarossae in Africa, Saldae colonia. Ptol …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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