Moses–on–a–raft

noun
variants: less commonly

Moses–in–the–bulrushes

Definition of Moses–on–a–raft

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of moses–on–a–raft

so called from the infant Moses' having been placed by his mother in an ark made of bulrushes on the edge of a river to escape death by the Egyptians (Exodus 2:3)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Moses–on–a–raft? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!