ducere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin dūcere, present active infinitive of dūcō. The inherited form survived in the suffix -durre. See also dotto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.t͡ʃe.re/, [ˈd̪uːt͡ʃer̺e]
  • Stress: dùcere
  • Hyphenation: du‧ce‧re

Verb[edit]

ducere (transitive, obsolete, rare)

  1. to lead, guide, drive
  2. (figuratively) to mold, temper
    • 1472, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso [The Divine Comedy: Paradise] (paperback), Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XIII, lines 67–69, page 234:
      La cera di costoro e chi la duce ¶ non sta d'un modo; e però sotto 'l segno ¶ idëale poi più e men traluce.
      Neither their wax, nor that which tempers it, ¶ remains immutable, and hence beneath ¶ the ideal signet more and less shines through.
    • Synonyms: modellare, plasmare

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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

dūcere

  1. present active infinitive of dūcō  "to lead, to guide"
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of dūcō  "be thou led, be thou guided"

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

duce +‎ -re

Noun[edit]

ducere f (plural duceri)

  1. going
  2. leaving, departure

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