Moses

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See also: moses, Móses, and Moyses

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωυσῆς (Mōusês), from Biblical Hebrewמֹשֶׁה(mōšê). Further etymology is unclear, but it is sometimes conjectured to derive from Egyptian
mss
(msj, to give birth to), a common element in Egyptian names of the form ‘[name of deity] is the one who bore him’; or, alternatively, contains Egyptian
N35A
(mw, water).

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 enslaved Hebrews out of Egypt, the brother of Aaron and Miriam described in the Book of Exodus and the Quran.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Exodus 19:20, column 1:
      And the Lord came downe vpon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moſes vp to the top of the mount, and Moſes went vp.
    • 1952 Singin' in the Rain: Moses supposes (a song):
      Moses supposes his toeses are roses, / But Moses supposes erroneously, / Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses, / As Moses supposes his toeses to be!
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
  3. A surname transferred from the given name.
  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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Translations[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Moses

  1. Moses (biblical figure)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Biblical, cognate with English Moses.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Moses m (proper noun, strong, genitive Moses or Mosis)

  1. (biblical) Moses
    Synonym: Moyses

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μωσῆς (Mōsês), Μωϋσῆς (Mōüsês), from Biblical Hebrewמֹשֶׁה(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

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Moses

  1. Moses (biblical figure)

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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