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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.tʃe/, [ˈd̪uːt͡ʃe]
  • 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. second-person singular present active imperative of dūcō  "lead thou, guide thou"

NounEdit

duce

  1. ablative singular of dux

Old EnglishEdit

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NounEdit

dū̆ce f

  1. duck (bird)

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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