voivode

See also: voïvode

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EtymologyEdit

Variously from a number of Slavic languages including Bulgarian войвода (vojvoda), Czech vojevoda, Polish wojewoda, Russian воево́да (vojevóda), and Serbo-Croatian vojvoda, војвода,[1] all from Proto-Slavic *vojevoda (army leader; duke; warlord), from *voji (army) (probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyh₁- (to chase, pursue; to persecute; to suppress)) + *vodìti (to conduct; to lead) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (to lead)).

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voivode (plural voivodes)

  1. A local ruler or official in various parts of central and eastern Europe, especially early semi-independent rulers of Transylvania.
  2. An administrative chief in modern Poland.

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  1. ^ voivode, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, June 2021; “voivode, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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