benjamin newton duke


[dook, dyook]
Benjamin Newton, 1855–1929, and his brother, James Buchanan, 1856–1925, U.S. industrialists.
a male given name. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
duke (djuːk)
1.  a nobleman of high rank: in the British Isles standing above the other grades of the nobility
2.  the prince or ruler of a small principality or duchy
Related: ducal
[C12: from Old French duc, from Latin dux leader]

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Word Origin & History

1129, from O.Fr. duc and L. dux (gen. ducis) "leader, commander," in L.L. "governor of a province," from ducere "to lead," from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (cf. O.E. togian "to pull, drag," O.H.G. ziohan "to pull," O.E. togian "to draw, drag"). Applied in Eng. to "nobleman of the highest rank" probably first
c.1350, ousting native earl. Used to translate various European titles (e.g. Rus. knyaz).
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Bible Dictionary

Duke definition

derived from the Latin dux, meaning "a leader;" Arabic, "a sheik." This word is used to denote the phylarch or chief of a tribe (Gen. 36:15-43; Ex. 15:15; 1 Chr. 1:51-54).

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