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Rothschild

[rawth-chahyld, rawths-, roth-, roths-; German roht-shilt] /ˈrɔθ tʃaɪld, ˈrɔθs-, rɒθ-, ˈrɒθs-; German ˈroʊt ʃɪlt/
noun
1.
Lionel Nathan, Baron de ("Lord Natty") 1809–79, English banker: first Jewish member of Parliament (son of Nathan Meyer Rothschild).
2.
Mayer
[mahy-er,, mey-er;; German mahy-uh r] /ˈmaɪ ər,, ˈmeɪ ər;; German ˈmaɪ ər/ (Show IPA),
or Meyer
[mahy-er;; German mahy-uh r] /ˈmaɪ ər;; German ˈmaɪ ər/ (Show IPA),
Amschel
[am-shuh l;; German ahm-shuh l] /ˈæm ʃəl;; German ˈɑm ʃəl/ (Show IPA),
or Anselm
[an-selm;; German ahn-zelm] /ˈæn sɛlm;; German ˈɑn zɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1743–1812, German banker: founder of the Rothschild family and international banking firm.
3.
his son, Nathan Meyer, Baron de, 1777–1836, English banker, born in Germany.
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  • Rothschild felt in his pocket, but he had not a "red cent" of change.

  • I would I were Rothschild, or his son, or his godson, to beg your acceptance of them.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • Thus it is seen that as Rothschild came of poor parents, and was simply a clerk.

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    Harry A. Lewis
  • But it is not necessary to be either a Rothschild or a Webster, in order to succeed.

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    Harry A. Lewis
  • Jenkyns Soames has retired to his room; probably to write to Rothschild.

    Happy-Thought Hall F. C. Burnand
British Dictionary definitions for Rothschild

Rothschild

/ˈrɒθtʃaɪld; ˈrɒθs-/
noun
1.
Lionel Nathan, Baron de Rothschild. 1809–79, British banker and first Jewish member of Parliament
2.
his grandfather Meyer Amschel (ˈmaiər ˈamʃəl). 1743–1812, German financier and founder of the Rothschild banking firm
3.
his son, Nathan Meyer, Baron de Rothschild. 1777–1836, British banker, born in Germany
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Word Origin and History for Rothschild

"rich person," 1833, in reference to the international banking family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) of Frankfurt. The surname is literally "red shield," a house name.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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