What does ducat mean?

Definitions for ducatˈdʌk ət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ducat(noun)

    formerly a gold coin of various European countries


  1. ducat(Noun)

    A gold coin minted by various European nations.

  2. ducat(Noun)

    Money in general.

  3. ducat(Noun)

    A dollar (and, by extension, a eurodollar).

  4. Origin: From ducat, from ducatus, from oblique stem of dux.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ducat(noun)

    a coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke

  2. Origin: [F. ducat, It. ducato, LL. ducatus, fr. dux leader or commander. See Duke.]


  1. Ducat

    The ducat or dukat is a gold coin that was used as a trade coin throughout Europe before World War I. The etymological origin of the name is from Medieval Latin "ducatus", and initially meant "duke's coin" or a "duchy's coin". There have been many types of ducats throughout history of various metallic content and purchasing power.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ducat

    duk′at, n. a gold coin, formerly much used on the Continent, its commonest value being about 9s. 4d., though there were silver ducats in Italy worth 3s. 4d.—n. Ducatoon′, an old silver coin in Venice and elsewhere, worth 5 to 6 shillings. [O. Fr. ducat—It. ducatoducatus, a duchy. The name was applied to an Apulian silver coin of 1140. The first gold ducat struck at Venice in 1284 bore the legend—'Sit tibi Christe datus quem tu regis iste Ducatus' ('Be this duchy, which thou rulest, dedicated to thee, O Christ'), which may have helped to spread the name, though it did not originate it.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ducat

    a coin, generally in gold, that circulated in Venice, and was current in Germany at one time, of varied value.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ducat in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ducat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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