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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English robben, from Anglo-Norman robber, rober, Old French rober (to rob), from Frankish *rōbōn (compare Dutch roven), Old High German roubōn, raubōn ("to rob, steal, plunder"; > Medieval Latin raubare (to rob, steal, plunder)), from Proto-Germanic *raubōną (compare English reave). More at reave.

VerbEdit

rob (third-person singular simple present robs, present participle robbing, simple past and past participle robbed)

  1. (transitive) To steal from, especially using force or violence.
    He robbed three banks before he was caught.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud.
    The best way to rob a bank is to own one.
  3. (transitive, figuratively, used with "of") To deprive (of).
    Working all day robs me of any energy to go out in the evening.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, chapter I:
      Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.
  4. (intransitive, slang) To burgle.
    • 2008, National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Sept 4, 2008
      Her house was robbed.
  5. (intransitive) To commit robbery.
  6. (sports) To take possession of the ball, puck etc. from.
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2-1 Olympiakos”, in BBC Sport:
      Kevin Mirallas then robbed Bacary Sagna to run into the area and draw another save from Szczesny as the Gunners held on to lead at the break.
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Etymology 2Edit

French; compare Spanish rob, Italian rob, robbo, Portuguese robe, arrobe, Persian ربودن (present stem: robâ) and also similar in Arabic.

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NounEdit

rob (uncountable)

  1. The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire until it reaches a syrupy consistency. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar.
    • 1749, [Thomas Short], “[Of the Symptoms of Fevers, and Their Cure.] 10th, Of Feverish Heat”, in A General Chronological History of the Air, Weather, Seasons, Meteors, &c. in Sundry Places and Different Times; More Particularly for the Space of 250 Years. Together with Some of Their Most Remarkable Effects on Animal (Especially Human) Bodies, and Vegetables. In Two Volumes, volume II, Printed for T[homas] Longman, in Paternoster-Row; and A[ndrew] Millar, in the Strand, OCLC 912982174, page 512–513:
      [I]nſtead of Honey, Rob of Elder, Conſerve of Roſes, or Syrup of Violets; Glyſters, Pedilavia of emollient Decoctions with Nitre; or Elder, Vinegar, or Focus's of the ſame, applied with Sponges behind the Ears, to the Armpits, Groins, Hams, &c. or with Barley-water and a little Roſe-vinegar.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch rob.

NounEdit

rob (plural robbe)

  1. seal (pinniped)

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AromanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From a Slavic language, from Proto-Slavic *orbъ (slave). Compare Daco-Romanian rob.

NounEdit

rob m (plural roghi, feminine equivalent roabã)

  1. slave

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *orbъ (servant, slave), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃erbʰ- (orphan, child slave or servant).[1]. Compare English robot and Russian рабо́та (rabóta).

NounEdit

rob m

  1. (obsolete) slave, serf
    • 1887, Josef Václav Sládek, “Z osudu rukou”, in Selské písně a české znělky[1], line 7:
      Tak všichni jsme z lidí, vládce i rob.
      So we are all of people, both a ruler and a serf.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

rob f

  1. genitive plural of roba

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

rob

  1. second-person singular imperative of robit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "rab" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 576.

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rob m (plural robben, diminutive robbetje n)

  1. seal (sea mammal)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Slavic language, from Proto-Slavic *orbъ (slave), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan).

NounEdit

rob m (plural robi, feminine equivalent roabă)

  1. slave

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From West Slavic dialects, from Proto-Slavic *orbъ (slave), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan). Compare English robot and Russian рабо́та (rabóta).

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rȍb m (Cyrillic spelling ро̏б)

  1. slave

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  • rob” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

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rob ? (genitive [please provide], nominative plural [please provide])

  1. border
    rób gozda - edge of the forest

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  1. konec

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

rob m (plural robes)

  1. fruit syrup

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