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noun 
  1. Combat between two persons, primarily over a matter of personal honor.
  2. A struggle between two contending ideas.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: duel , tweegevecht
  • French: duel(fr)m
  • German: Zweikampf , Duell
  • Italian: duello
  • Spanish: duelo (1,2)
verb (duels, dueling, dueled) US (duels, duelling, duelled) UK
  1. To engage in a duel.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: duelleren
  • Italian: duellare
Etymology: duellum (fight between two men, under influence from duoLatin, duo) < Old duellum (=bellum, war) < (PIE.) base
  • dÄu-,
  • deu- (to injure, destroy, burn). Cognate with Ancient Greek (misery, pain) and with w:Duellona, Duellona (goddess of war).



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