Robbe

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Dutch[edit]

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Shortened from the personal name Robert.

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Robbe

  1. a surname

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Low German robbe, rubbe, in Middle Low German meaning “rabbit." Of uncertain ultimate origin; compare English rabbit, French rabot (plane). Or, possibly related to Latvian rups (coarse, rough), referring to the whiskers. Also compared is the personal name Robbe. Has also compared to English rub, referring to seals' movements, but this is unlikely.

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Robbe f (genitive Robbe, plural Robben)

  1. seal, pinniped (animal)
    Synonyms: (rare) Flossenfüßer, (in loose use) Seehund

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