phylarch

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Etymology[edit]

Latin phylarchus, from Greek φυλαρχος, from φυλη ‘large clan or tribe of ancient Greece’.

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Noun[edit]

phylarch (plural phylarchs)

  1. The ruler of a phyle in Ancient Greece.
  2. A tribal chief, magistrate, or other local ruler.
  3. Athenian hipparch, head of an Athenian clan in battle.