dux etymology

Latin word dux comes from Proto-Indo-European *dh₁g-, and later Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (To grasp. To hold. To touch.)

Detailed word origin of dux

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dh₁g- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to touch
*tēkaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grasp. To hold. To touch.
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dewk-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dux Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) duke. Commander, general. Leader. Prince, ruler.

Words with the same origin as dux

Descendants of *dh₁g-
ducem ducere