From Middle English robben, from Anglo-Norman robber, rober, Old French rober ("to rob"), from Medieval Latin raubō ("to rob, steal, plunder"), from Frankish *raubōn (compare Dutch roven) and Old High German roubōn, raubōn, from Proto-Germanic *raubōną. reave.
From French; compare Spanish rob, Italian rob, robbo, Portuguese robe, arrobe, Persian ربودن and also similar in Arabic.
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