- As a Scottish surname, from Scottish Gaelic ros (“promontory”).
- As a German surname, from Ross (“horse”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɔs/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ɹɑs/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɒs/
- Rhymes: -ɒs
- An English and Scottish habitational surname, from Scottish Gaelic derived from any of several places of that name, from Scottish Gaelic ros (“headland”).
- A male given name transferred from the surname, of early 19th century and later usage.
- A town in Marin County, California, United States.
- A city and village in North Dakota.
- A census-designated place in Ohio.
- A city and town in Texas.
- A town in Wisconsin.
- A small town in New Zealand on the West Coast of the South Island.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Ross”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
- Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & Co.
- Roß (dated)
- (regional or poetic) horse
- Synonym: Pferd
- ... Dort seh’ ich Grane, mein selig Roß: \ wie weidet er munter der mit mir schlief! \ Mit mir hat ihn Siegfried erweckt. — Richard Wagner, Siegfried, Dritter Aufzug, Dritte Szene.
- I see Grane there, my trusty steed: \ how happily he grazes, he who was asleep like me! \ Siegfried woke him along with me. — Richard Wagner, Siegfried, Act 3, Scene 3.
- Wir werden uns wehren bis zum letzten Hauch von Mann und Roß - His Majesty the Emperor of Germany Wilhelm II, An das Deutsche Volk
- (regional, derogatory) stupid person, moron
- Ross is a normal word for “horse”, alongside Pferd, in many parts of southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In northern and central Germany, Ross is not part of the colloquial vocabulary and is perceived as poetic, archaic, or restricted to noble riding horses.
- The plurals Rosse and Rösser are equally acceptable and roughly equally common, though the former is traditionally preferred in written standard German.
Declension of Ross
Declension of Ross
- Walross (originally from North Germanic)
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Ross f (plural Rosse)