See also: Duce

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dux, ducem (leader), from the nomen agentis form of Proto-Indo-European *dewk-, whence also dūcō (I lead). Compare the likewise borrowed doublets duca and doge.

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.t͡ʃe/
  • Rhymes: -utʃe
  • Hyphenation: dù‧ce

NounEdit

duce m (plural duci)

  1. (archaic or literary) captain, leader, helm
    Synonyms: capitano, capo, condottiero
  2. (by extension, after the Fascist era) an authoritarian leader
    Synonyms: autocrate, despota, dittatore, oppressore, tiranno

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dūce

  1. Alternative form of dūc (lead!, guide!), second-person singular present active imperative of dūcō.

Usage notesEdit

While common in Plautus, dūc is the far more common variant in the classical period.

NounEdit

duce

  1. ablative singular of dux

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the original meaning of "diver," from Proto-West Germanic *dūkan (to duck, dive).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈduː.ke/, /ˈdu.ke/

NounEdit

dū̆ce f

  1. duck (bird)

DeclensionEdit


RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdu.t͡ʃe]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin dūcere, present active infinitive of dūcō, from Proto-Italic *doukō, from Proto-Indo-European *déwketi, from the root *dewk-.

VerbEdit

a duce (third-person singular present duce, past participle dus3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to carry, to lead
    a duce de nas
    to lead by the nose
  2. (intransitive) to lead, to go
    Drumul ăsta duce la casa mea.
    this road leads to my house
  3. (reflexive, with accusative) to go
    duc acasă.
    I'm going home.
  4. (reflexive, with accusative; figuratively) to die
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Etymology 2Edit

Modified, to be adapted to the Latin, from the older form ducă, itself from Italian duca, and partly through Byzantine Greek δούκα (doúka), ultimately from Latin dux, ducem.

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NounEdit

duce m (plural duci)

  1. duke