-arch

-arch

a combining form meaning “chief, leader, ruler,” used in the formation of compound words: monarch; matriarch; heresiarch.

Origin:
< Greek -archos or -archēs, as comb. forms of árchos leader; cf. archi-

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-arch
 
n combining form
leader; ruler; chief: patriarch; monarch; heresiarch
 
[from Greek -arkhēs, from arkhein to rule; compare arch-]

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