archiater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French archiâtre, from Latin archiater.

Noun[edit]

archiater (plural archiaters)

  1. (historical) Formerly, in continental Europe, the chief physician of a prince or city.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀρχιατρός (arkhiatrós), from ἀρχι- (arkhi-, chief) +‎ ἰατρός (iatrós, doctor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

archīāter m (genitive archīātrī); second declension

  1. physician, especially a chief physician of a ruler.

Descendants[edit]