Archy

Archy

[ahr-chee]
noun
a male given name, form of Archibald.
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-archy

a combining form meaning “rule,” “government,” forming abstract nouns usually corresponding to personal nouns ending in -arch:, monarchy; oligarchy.

Origin:
Middle English -archie < Latin -archia < Greek, equivalent to arch(os) or -arch(ēs) -arch + -ia -y3

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-archy
 
n combining form
government; rule: anarchy; monarchy
 
[from Greek -arkhia; see -arch]
 
-archic
 
adj combining form
 
-archist
 
n combining form

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-archy
suffix meaning "rule," from L. -archia, from Gk. -arkhia, from arkhos "leader, chief, ruler," from arkhe "beginning, origin, first place" (see archon).
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