alabarch

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From Latin alabarches, more correctly arabarches, from Ancient Greek Ἀλαβάρχης (Alabárkhēs), more correctly Ἀραβάρχης (Arabárkhēs, the prefect of the Arabian nome in Egypt, in Josephus appar. as in def.), from Ἄραψ (Áraps) pl. Ἄρᾰβες (Árabes, Arabs) + ἀρχός (arkhós, leader).

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alabarch (plural alabarchs)

  1. The title of the governor or chief magistrate of the Jews in Alexandria under the Ptolemies and Roman emperors.

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