Robin Hood
noun Etymology: Robin Hood, legendary English outlaw who gave to the poor what he stole from the rich Date: 1597 a person or group likened to a heroic outlaw; especially one that robs the rich and gives to the poor

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  • Robin Hood — is an archetypal figure in English folklore, whose story originates from medieval times but who remains significant in popular culture where he is painted as a man known for robbing the rich to give to the poor and fighting against injustice and… …   Wikipedia

  • Robin Hood — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Robin Hood (desambiguación). Estatua de Robin Hood en el Memorial de Nottingham. Robin Hood es un arquetípico héroe del folclore inglés …   Wikipedia Español

  • Robin Hood — es un personaje legendario evocado en baladas medievales inglesas que forman un cuerpo de unas treinta. En algunas de ellas se basó el escritor e ilustrador estadounidense Howard Pyle (1853 1911) para escribir e ilustrar Las alegres aventuras de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Robin Hood — in old English stories, a man who lived as an ↑outlaw (=someone who does not obey the law and is hiding from the authorities) in Sherwood Forest in central England, with his followers, known as his Merry Men . These include Friar Tuck, Little… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Robin Hood — (spr. robbin hudd), der Held einer Reihe altenglischer Volksballaden, war der Sage nach ein Earl of Huntingdon, der unter Richard I. (gest. 1199) als Geächteter mit seinen Getreuen im Walde von Sherwood lebte, den Armen und Bedrückten gegen ihre… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Robin Hood —   [ rɔbɪn hʊd], Held vieler englischer Volksballaden des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts; charakterisiert als ausgezeichneter Bogenschütze, der als Vogelfreier und edel gesinnter Anführer einer Schar von Getreuen (darunter Little John, Friar Tuck und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Robin Hood — (izg. ròbin hȗd) DEFINICIJA knjiž. legendarni engleski odmetnik koji je pljačkao bogate i davao siromašnima; vrstan strijelac i uzor hrabrosti, velikodušnosti i pravednosti; prema jednoj od raznih verzija bio je plemić iz doba kralja Rikarda… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Robin Hood — (spr. hudd), engl. Volksheld zur Zeit Richards I. oder Eduards III., hauste als Räuber im Wald von Sherwood; die Balladen über ihn hg. von Gutch (1847; deutsch von Anastasius Grün, 1864) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Robin Hood — a character in old English stories who lives in a forest with a group of friends and steals money from rich people in order to give it to poor people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Robin Hood — n. Eng. Legend a 12th cent. outlaw who lived with his followers in Sherwood Forest and robbed the rich to help the poor …   English World dictionary

  • Robin Hood —    With the possible exception of King ARTHUR, Robin Hood remains the most popular character from medieval English literature. Originally a mythological character connected with pre Christian nature rites and folk dramas, the name became attached …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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