Robert,1778–1803, Irish patriot.
a male given name.
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Word Origin for emmet
Old English ǣmette ant; related to Old Norse meita, Old High German āmeiza, Gothic maitan
Robert. 1778–1803, Irish nationalist, executed for leading an uprising for Irish independence
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"ant," from Old English æmete (see ant), surviving as a dialect word in parts of England; also, in Cornwall, a colloquial name for holiday tourists.
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