A Duumvir, or Duovir, is one member of a two-man council.

Why are there two spellings, what does the nuance imply, and which one is correct under which circumstance?

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    Interesting question. Lewis & Short suggest duumvir is "less correct": dŭŏvir , vĭri, and usu. plur. dŭŏvĭri (less correctly dŭumvĭri , Zumpt, Gram. § 124; Krebs, Antibarb. p. 391; in MSS. and Inscr. usu. II. vir, II. viri; – Cerberus Feb 9 at 0:39

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