robe

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

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 *rewp- (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). Cognate with Spanish ropa (clothing, clothes). 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.
  3. A wardrobe, especially one built-in to a bedroom.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To clothe; to dress.

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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

Czech[edit]

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robe m

  1. vocative singular of rob

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French robe.

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robe f (plural roben or robes, diminutive robetje n)

  1. gown, robe

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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 of roba

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French robe, from Frankish *rouba, *rauba, from Proto-Germanic *raubō, *raubaz, *raubą. Doublet of reif.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔːb(ə)/, /ˈrɔb(ə)/

Noun[edit]

robe (plural robes)

  1. robe (long loose garment):
    1. A robe as a symbol of rank or office.
    2. A robe as a spoil or booty of war; a robe given as a gift.
  2. (as a plural) The garments an individual is wearing.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

robe f (plural robes)

  1. (Jersey) dress
  2. (Jersey) robe

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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 of.

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References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (robe)

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.