αρχι-

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀρχι- ‎(arkhi-), from Ancient Greek ἄρχω ‎(árkhō, to lead).

Prefix[edit]

αρχι- ‎(archi-)

  1. used to indicate rank: superiority, primacy, leadership
    αρχιεπίσκοπος‎ ― archiepískopos ― archbishop
    αρχηγία‎ ― archigía ― leadership
  2. used to indicate performance: mastery, skillful
    αρχιτεχνίτης‎ ― architechnítis ― master craftsman
  3. used to indicate age: ancient, primitive
    αρχαιολογία‎ ― archaiología ― archaeology
    αρχή‎ ― archí ― beginning
  4. used to indicate intensity: degree, intense
    αρχιψεύτης‎ ― archipséftis ― big liar

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