robe

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See also: Robe, røbe, and robé
See also: robé

English[edit]

A judge in judicial robes

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English robe, roobe, from Old French robe, robbe, reube (booty, spoils of war, robe, garment), from Frankish *rouba, *rauba (booty, spoils, stolen clothes, literally things taken), from Proto-Germanic *raubō, *raubaz, *raubą (booty, that which is stripped or carried away), from Proto-Indo-European *reup- (to tear, peel). Akin to Old High German roup ("booty"; Modern German Raub (robbery, spoils)), Old High German roubōn ("to rob, steal"; Modern German rauben (to rob)), Old English rēaf (spoils, booty, dress, armour, robe, garment), Old English rēafian (to steal, deprive). More at rob, reaf, reave.

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Noun[edit]

robe (plural robes)

  1. A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.
    • Shakespeare
      Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; / Robes and furred gowns hide all.
  2. (US) The skin of an animal, especially the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.

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Verb[edit]

robe (third-person singular simple present robes, present participle robing, simple past and past participle robed)

  1. To clothe someone in a robe.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

robe

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of robar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of robar

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Proto-Germanic *raubō (booty), later "stolen clothing".

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Noun[edit]

robe f (plural robes)

  1. dress, frock
  2. fur, coat (of an animal)
    Ce cheval a une robe isabelle.
  3. wine's colour

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

robe f

  1. plural form of roba

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French robe, of Germanic origins.

Noun[edit]

robe f (plural robes)

  1. dress
  2. robe

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

robe f (oblique plural robes, nominative singular robe, nominative plural robes)

  1. booty; spoils (chiefly of war)
  2. piece of clothing
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      [D]onez li [d]e voz robes que vos avez
      La mellor que vos i savez.
      Give her the clothes that you have
      The best that you know if.

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

robe

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of robar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of robar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of robar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of robar.