ἀρχή

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See also: αρχή and ἀρχῇ

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ἄρχω (árkhō, to begin) +‎ (, verbal noun suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ar.kʰɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /arˈkʰe/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /arˈxi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /arˈçi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /arˈçi/
  • Noun[edit]

    ᾰ̓ρχή (arkhḗf (genitive ᾰ̓ρχῆς); 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
        [Pétros] theōreî [] othónēn megálēn, téssarsin arkhaîs dedeménon, kaì kathiémenon epì tês gês
        [Peter] beholds [] a great sheet, tied by four corners, and being let down on the earth.

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