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Ross

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What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Robert Southey
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English

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Singular
Ross

Plural
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Ross

  1. An English and Scottish habitational surname derived from any of several places of that name, from Gaelic ros "headland".
  2. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since early nineteenth century.

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German

Etymology

From the Old High German ros.

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Noun

Ross n. (plural Rösser or Rosse)

  1. steed (horse).
    1876
    ... Dort seh’ ich Grane, mein selig Ross: \ wie weidet er munter der mit mir schlief! \ Mit mir hat ihn Siegfried erweckt. — Richard Wagner, Seigfried, Dritter Aufzug, Dritte Szene.
    I see Grane there, my trusty steed: \ how happily he grazes, he who was asleep like me! \ Siegfried woke him along with me. — Richard Wagner, Seigfried, Act 3, Scene 3.

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