Chieftain vs Druzhina - What's the difference?

chieftain | druzhina |


As nouns the difference between chieftain and druzhina

is that chieftain is a leader of a clan or tribe while druzhina is (historical) a retinue in the service of a chieftain in mediaeval slavic europe.

chieftain

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A leader of a clan or tribe.
  • A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
  • Synonyms

    * (A very powerful person) chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, boss, employer, foreman, head, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, manager, mover and shaker, top banana, top dog, tycoon

    druzhina

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia druzhina)
  • (historical) A retinue in the service of a chieftain in mediaeval Slavic Europe.