ἀρχή

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See also: αρχή and ἀρχῇ

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Verbal noun from ἄρχω(árkhō, to begin) +‎ (, verbal noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ergʰ-(to begin, rule, command).

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ἀρχή ‎(arkhḗf ‎(genitive ἀρχῆς); first declension

  1. beginning, origin
  2. sovereignty, dominion, authority
  3. the end of a rope or stick, the corner of a sheet
    • New Testament, Acts of the Apostles 10.11
      [Πέτρος] θεωρεῖ [] ὀθόνην μεγάλην, τέσσαρσιν ἀρχαῖς δεδεμένον, καὶ καθιέμενον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς
      [Peter] beholds [] a great sheet, tied by four corners, and being let down on the earth.

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