from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The top academic student in a school, or in a year of school; the top student in a specified academic discipline.
- n. A high-ranking commander in the Roman army, responsible for more than one legion.
- n. The subject of a fugue, answered by the comes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The scholastic name for the theme or subject of a fugue, the answer being called the comes, or companion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leader; a chief; specifically, the head or chief pupil of a class or division in some public schools.
- n. In music, the subject or theme of a fugue: distinguished from the comes or answer.
By comparison, the mantle of the giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is not known to attain more than 2.25 metres.
Tacitus  styles Vespasian dux, which is not a strictly official title, but exactly describes his actual duty.
Byzantium, Gaeta had then, like Naples and Amalfi, a republican form of government under a "dux" or lord.
A Duke is a "dux" or "leader;" the flying wedge of cranes is under a "ducal monarch" -- a very different personage from a queen bee.
"from someone considered a dictator" - hehe. yes, there's so much malignity in italy, poor mussolini. and people have always ignored that "dux" was referred to his horse ... well friends - do you need a joke teller to revive some events or enlighten some party? we have a prime minister available. in tour now, great success in paris.
Grab the dux and dawg at noon and head for the houseboat and the Propane fireplace.
Tom Compson Trumble went to school at Brighton Grammar School, metriculated at the very early age of sixteen, and was dux of the school.
Scolese would be Griffin re-dux: the self-absorbed "I'm the smartest guy in the room" technical type, except more Machiavellian with less hard technical skill.
In the Apologus to his translation of Plato's De regno, dedicated to Montefeltro on 6 January 1482, Marsilio Ficino plays on the duke's name, describing in a witticism that Federico was known as "a fide regia fideregum" and "ab orbis imperio Orbinatem ducem" by superior intelligences and as "Federicus Urbinas dux" by men. 137
To some ancient observers such women epitomized an aberrant category of female described in Roman literature as a dux femina a woman general, an oxymoron of a title that implied an unnatural combination of male and female characteristics.
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