arch-

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See also: arch, ärch, -arch, and arch.

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From Middle English arch-, arche-, from Old English arċe-, ærċe-, erċe- (arch-), from Latin archi- (reborrowed directly as Modern English archi-), from Ancient Greek ἀρχι- (arkhi-), from ἄρχω (árkhō, to begin, to lead, to rule, to govern) (whence also English -arch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ergʰ- (to begin, rule, command).

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arch-

  1. chief, highest, most extreme

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