heretoga

noun he·re·to·ga
variants: less commonly

heretogh

\ˈherəˌtōḵ\

Definition of heretoga

plural

-s

  1. :  the leader of an army or commander of militia in Anglo-Saxon England

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Origin and Etymology of heretoga

Middle English & Old English; Middle English heretogh, from Old English heretoga; akin to Old Frisian hertoga leader of an army, duke, Old Saxon heritogo, Old High German herizoho, herizogo, Old Norse hertogi; all from a prehistoric Germanic compound whose constituents are akin respectively to Old English here army and to Old English togian to draw, drag, and that is probably a translation of Greek stratēlatēs leader of an army — more at harry, tow


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