Anna Mary Robertson (“Grandma Moses”) 1860–1961, U.S. painter.
Robert, 1888–1981, U.S. public official: New York City Commissioner of Parks 1934–60.
(Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land and gave them divinely revealed laws
Ed. born 1956, US hurdler; winner of the 400 m hurdles in the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games
Grandma, real name Anna Mary Robertson Moses. 1860–1961, US painter of primitives, who began to paint at the age of 75
Most scholars see in it the Hebraization of Egyptian mes, mesu ‘child, son,’ which is often used in theophorous names. According to this derivation the words of Pharaoh’s daughter in Ex. 2:10, ‘For out of the water I drew him’ are not the explanation of the Hebrew name Mosheh, but express the idea that the Egyptian name given by Pharaoh’s daughter resembles in sound, and therefore, reminds us of, the Hebrew verb mashah ‘he drew out,’ which is suggestive of the words spoken by Pharaoh’s daughter. [Dr. Ernest Klein, “A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language”]
As an expletive or oath, 1840.
Robert, 1915–91, U.S. painter. an administrative district in the Strathclyde region, in S Scotland. Historical Examples The English and Scottish popular ballads (Volume II of 5) Various The English and Scottish popular ballads (Volume II of 5) Various The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Volume I of 5) Various Homes and haunts of the most […]
Robert (Gabriel) born 1924, Zimbabwean political leader: prime minister 1980–87; president since 1987. Contemporary Examples Searching Hard for Mugabe’s Conscience James Kirchick January 18, 2014 The Case for Prosecuting Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi Geoffrey Robertson February 28, 2011 Democratic Africa Gets Its First White Leader Nico Hines October 28, 2014 Searching Hard for Mugabe’s Conscience James […]
Robert David, 1921–92, New Zealand political leader: prime minister 1975–84. Historical Examples Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts Roy Rutherford Bailey Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart Lease to Doomsday […]
Robert Sanderson [san-der-suh n] /ˈsæn dər sən/ (Show IPA), 1896–1986, U.S. chemist and physicist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1966. noun Robert Sanderson. 1896–1986, US physicist and chemist, who won the Nobel prize for chemistry (1966) for his work on bonding and the electronic structure of molecules