duce

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.tʃe/, [ˈd̪uːt͡ʃe]
  • Rhymes: -utʃe
  • Hyphenation: dù‧ce

Noun[edit]

duce m (plural duci)

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

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Latin[edit]

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dūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of dūcō  "lead thou, guide thou"

Noun[edit]

duce

  1. ablative singular of dux

Old English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dū̆ce f

  1. duck (bird)

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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 2[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

duce m (plural duci)

  1. duke