archi

archi-

a combining form with the general sense “first, principal,” that is prefixed to nouns denoting things that are earliest, most basic, or bottommost (archiblast; archiphoneme; architrave ); or denoting individuals who direct or have authority over others of their class, usually named by the base noun (archimandrite; architect ).
Also, especially before a vowel, arch-.
Compare arch-1, arche-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form akin to archḗ beginning, árchos leader, árchein to be the first, command

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archi-
 
combining form
a variant of arch-

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Medical Dictionary

archi- or arch- or arche-
pref.
Earlier; primitive: archenteron.

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Bible Dictionary

Archi definition


a city on the boundary of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:2), between Bethel and Beth-horon the nether.

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