ducatus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dux.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ducātus m (genitive ducātūs); fourth declension

  1. (post-Augustinian) leadership, command
  2. (Medieval Latin) guidance
  3. (Medieval Latin) authority
  4. (New Latin) duchy
    • 1873, Ágoston Roskovány, Romanus Pontifex tamquam primas ecclesiae et princeps civilis e monumentis, page 43:
      [] ut ordinem electionis quo ad hanc commissionem assumpti, sequamur,- sunt: Hispania Gallia, Hibernia, Hungaria, Turcia, Sicilia, Polonia, Ducatus Mutinensis, Brasilia, Bavaria, Belgium, Status uniti Americae septemtrionalis, Tyrolis austriaca, Chili, Anglia, Venetiae, Roma, Indiae orientales, Borussia et California.

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ducātus ducātūs
Genitive ducātūs ducātuum
Dative ducātuī ducātibus
Accusative ducātum ducātūs
Ablative ducātū ducātibus
Vocative ducātus ducātūs

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: ducat
  • Friulian: ducât
  • Italian: dogato
  • Occitan: ducat

References[edit]

  • ducatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ducatus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • ducatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ducatus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016