ducat
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old Italian ducato coin with the doge's portrait on it, from duca doge, from Late Greek douk-, doux leader, from Latin duc-, dux Date: 14th century 1. a former European usually gold coin 2. ticket 2

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  • ducat — ducat …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • ducat — [ dyka ] n. m. • 1275; it. ducato « monnaie à l effigie d un duc » ♦ Ancienne monnaie d or des ducs ou doges de Venise. ● ducat nom masculin (italien ducato) Monnaie frappée par des ducs, en particulier monnaie d or des doges de Venise, de 1284 à …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ducat — DUCÁT, (1) ducate, s.n., (2) ducaţi, s.m. 1. s.n. Provincie, teritoriu, stat de sub stăpânirea unui duce2 sau unei ducese. 2. s.m. Monedă de aur sau de argint (la origine italiană) care a circulat în mai multe ţări din Europa, printre care şi în… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ducat — Duc at, n. [F. ducat, It. ducato, LL. ducatus, fr. dux leader or commander. See {Duke}.] A coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke. [1913 Webster] Note: The gold ducat is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ducat — DUCAT. s. m. Pièce d or fin, dont la valeur est différente suivant les différens Pays. Il y a aussi des ducats d argent. Il avoit mille ducats depension. On appelle Or ducat, L or qui est au titre du Ducat …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • ducat — late 14c., from O.Fr. ducat (late 14c.), from It. ducato (12c.), from M.L. ducatus coin, originally duchy, from dux (gen. ducis) duke (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). So called for the name or effigy of Roger II of Sicily, Duke of Apulia, which first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ducat — Ducat. s. m. Piece d or fin qui pese un peu plus qu un escu sol. Il y a aussi des ducats d argent. Or ducat …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ducat — [duk′ət] n. [ME & OFr < It ducato, ducat, coin bearing image of a duke < LL ducatus: see DUCHY] 1. any of several gold or silver coins formerly used in some European countries 2. Slang a piece of money 3. Slang a ticket, esp. an admission… …   English World dictionary

  • ducat — Ducat, ou Duché, voyez Acarnanie …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • ducat — ► NOUN 1) a gold coin formerly current in most European countries. 2) (ducats) informal money. ORIGIN Italian ducato, originally referring to a silver coin minted by the Duke of Apulia in 1190 …   English terms dictionary

  • Ducat — Austrian Gold Dukaten depicting Kaiser Franz Josef, c. 1910 The ducat (pronounced /ˈd …   Wikipedia

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