Moses

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See also: moses and Móses

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωυσῆς (Mōusês), from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה(mōše). Further etymology is unclear, but it is sometimes conjectured to derive from Egyptian msj (to give birth to), a common element in Egyptian names of the form ‘[name of deity] is the one who bore him’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊzɪs/, /ˈməʊzɪz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmoʊzəz/, /ˈmoʊzəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊzɪz, -əʊzɪs

Proper noun[edit]

Moses

  1. The pharaonic patriarch who led the slaved Hebrews out of Egypt, the brother of Aaron and Miriam described in the Book of Exodus and the Quran.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
  3. A surname, from given names.
  4. A dialect of the Columbia-Wenatchi language
  5. (US, African American culture) pseudonym for Harriet Tubman

Synonyms[edit]

(Jewish male given name):

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Noun[edit]

Moses

  1. A large flatboat used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship.

Interjection[edit]

Moses

  1. An exclamation of shock.

See also[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Moses in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Moses

  1. Moses (biblical figure)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Biblical, cognate with English Moses.

Proper noun[edit]

Moses m (genitive Moses or Mosis)

  1. (biblical) Moses

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μωσῆς (Mōsês), Μωϋσῆς (Mōüsês), from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה(moshé).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mōsēs m sg (genitive Mōsis or Mōsī or Mōseī); third declension

  1. Moses (pharaonic patriarch)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Mōsēs
Genitive Mōsis
Mōsī
Mōseī
Dative Mōsī
Accusative Mōsem
Mōsēn
Ablative Mōse
Vocative Mōsēs

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References[edit]

  • Mōses in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Moses in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Moses

  1. Moses (biblical figure)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Biblical, cognate with English Moses, from earlier versions of the Swedish Bible.

Proper noun[edit]

Moses c (genitive Moses)

  1. A male given name (quite rare).

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