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nomarch

[nom-ahrk] /ˈnɒm ɑrk/
noun
1.
the governor of a nome or a nomarchy.
Origin of nomarch
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek nomárchēs the chief of a province, equivalent to nom(ós) a province, district + -archēs -arch
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  • At last Tutmosis, impatient and alarmed, decided on a conversation with the Theban nomarch.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • Then perhaps she would not become the mistress of the nomarch?

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • The nomarch had had it locked up in the neighbouring temple of the goddess.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • “I do not understand this,” said the nomarch of Aa, almost in anger.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • “Such is the fate of a ruler in this world,” said the nomarch.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • The strategist, with his officers, the nomarch of the district with his subordinates, and many citizens of Tennis had arrived.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Both dignitaries consented, and the nomarch exhibited so much piety that the prince was astonished.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • He must, he assured them, take the culprit to Sais and deliver him over to the nomarch for punishment.

  • The nomarch shaded his eyes with his hand, his neck became red.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • "The successor of such a father will find it difficult to secure universal approbation," said the nomarch.

British Dictionary definitions for nomarch

nomarch

/ˈnɒmɑːk/
noun
1.
the head of an ancient Egyptian nome
2.
the senior administrator in a Greek nomarchy
Word Origin
C17: from Greek nomarkhēs
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