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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin duellum (fight between two men), under influence from Latin duo, from Old Latin duellum (whence Latin bellum (war)), from Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, *dəu- *dū- (to injure, destroy, burn).

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NounEdit

duel (plural duels)

  1. Arranged, regular combat between two private persons, often over a matter of honor.
  2. Historically, the wager of battle (judicial combat)
  3. Any struggle between two contending persons, groups or ideas.

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VerbEdit

duel (third-person singular simple present duels, present participle (US) dueling or (UK) duelling, simple past and past participle (US) dueled or (UK) duelled)

  1. To engage in a battle.

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dual

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin duellum (fight between two men), under influence from Latin duo, from Old Latin duellum (whence Latin bellum (war)), from Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, *deu- (to injure, destroy, burn).

NounEdit

duel m (plural duels)

  1. duel

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin duellum (war).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /duɛl/, [d̥uˈɛlˀ]

NounEdit

duel c (singular definite duellen, plural indefinite dueller)

  1. duel

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DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French duel, from Latin duellum.

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duel n (plural duels, diminutive duelletje n)

  1. A duel

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FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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AdjectiveEdit

duel (feminine singular duelle, masculine plural duels, feminine plural duelles)

  1. dual (having two components)

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NounEdit

duel m (plural duels)

  1. duel (battle)
  2. (grammar) dual

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Latin dolus or from Vulgar Latin *dolium, from Latin cordolium (sorrow of the heart), from dolor.

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duel m (oblique plural dueus or duex or duels, nominative singular dueus or duex or duels, nominative plural duel)

  1. sadness; grief; sorrow

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