heretoga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old English heretoga (army leader, commander, general). Doublet of heretog.

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Noun[edit]

heretoga (plural heretogas)

  1. (historical) An Anglo-Saxon army leader or commander; a general; a duke.
    • 1890, James Kendall Hosmer, 'A Short History of Anglo-Saxon Freedom':
      Like the old heretogas, they possessed no authority but such as was accorded them by their fellow-tribesmen, though when once constituted they had a power co-ordinate with that of the folk-moot.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *harjatogō. Equivalent to here (army) +‎ *toga (leader).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxe.reˌto.ɡɑ/, [ˈhe.reˌto.ɣɑ]

Noun[edit]

heretoga m

  1. duke

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