αρχι-

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See also: αρχ-, αρχί-, and ἀρχι-

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
    αρχιεπίσκοποςarchiepískoposarchbishop
    αρχηγίαarchigíaleadership
  2. used to indicate performance: mastery, skillful
    αρχιτεχνίτηςarchitechnítismaster craftsman
  3. used to indicate age: ancient, primitive
    αρχαιολογίαarchaiologíaarchaeology
    αρχήarchíbeginning
  4. used to indicate intensity: degree, intense
    αρχιψεύτηςarchipséftisbig liar

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