Herzog, sometimes spelt Hertzog, was historically a rank of nobility in Germany and Austria. It roughly cooresponds to a British duke. Also see Graf.
The word comes from her-, meaning "army"; -zog means "lead" or "draw", and comes from the latin "duc" (as does duke).
Herzog is also a German surname.
Her"zog (?), n. [G., akin to AS.
heretoga, lit., army leader. See Harry, and
A member of the highest rank of nobility in Germany
and Austria, corresponding to the British duke.
© Webster 1913.
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