duel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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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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Verb[edit]

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

  1. To engage in a battle.

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dual

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

duel m (plural duels)

  1. duel

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin duellum (war).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /duɛl/, [d̥uˈɛlˀ]

Noun[edit]

duel c (singular definite duellen, plural indefinite dueller)

  1. duel

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Etymology[edit]

From French duel, from Medieval Latin duellum 'combat between two adversaries', associated with duo "two," but originally from Latin duellum "war," an Old Latin form of bellum 'war, armed combat'

Noun[edit]

duel n (plural duels, diminutive duelletje n)

  1. A duel

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. dual (having two components)

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Noun[edit]

duel m (plural duels)

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

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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, nominative singular dueus, nominative plural duel)

  1. sadness; grief; sorrow

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