LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Latin rōbos. Named for its reddish hardwood, from ruber

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rōbur n (genitive rōboris); third declension

  1. a kind of hard oak
  2. hardness
  3. strength
    • c. 98 CE, Tacitus, Germania 6.4:
      In ūniversum aestimantī plūs penes peditem rōboris.
      In general, to one estimating, more of their strength is in their infantry.
  4. stronghold

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rōbur rōbora
Genitive rōboris rōborum
Dative rōborī rōboribus
Accusative rōbur rōbora
Ablative rōbore rōboribus
Vocative rōbur rōbora

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aragonese: robre
  • French: rouvre
  • Catalan: roure
  • Galician: robra, rebor (archaic), Reboreda
  • Italian: rovere
  • Portuguese: roble
  • Spanish: roble
  • Venetian: róare

ReferencesEdit

  • robur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • robur in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • robur in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • robur in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • robur in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • robur in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • robur in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin