archon

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From Ancient Greek ἄρχων (arkhōn), a noun use of the present participle of ἄρχειν (arkhein, to rule).

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archon (plural archontes or archons)

  1. A chief magistrate of ancient Athens.
    • 1980: Hated by the archons of Athens for his fearless condemnation of municipal graft, he was hypocritically arraigned on a charge of corrupting Athenian youth. (Burgess, Earthly Powers)
  2. A ruler, head of state or other leader.
    • 1922: But neither the midwife’s lore nor the caudlectures saved him from the archons of Sinn Fein and their noggin of hemlock. (Joyce, Ulysses)
  3. (Gnosticism) A supernatural being subordinate to the Demiurge.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄρχων (arkhōn).

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Noun[edit]

archōn m (genitive archontis); third declension

  1. archon

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative archōn archontēs
genitive archontis archontum
dative archontī archontibus
accusative archontem archontēs
ablative archonte archontibus
vocative archōn archontēs