duke etymology

English word duke comes from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of duke

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déwketi Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dewk-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*déwkti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To lead. To pull, to draw.
*doukō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lead.
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
ducem Latin (lat)
duc Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Duke (nobleman).
duke English (eng) (slang, transitive) To give cash to; to give a tip to.. (transitive) To hit or beat with the fists. (slang, usually in plural) A fist.. A grand duke.. A high title of nobility; the male holder of a dukedom.. The male ruler of a duchy (female equivalent: duchess).. The sovereign of a small state.

Words with the same origin as duke

Descendants of *tēkaną
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