I. noun combining form Etymology: Middle English -arche, from Anglo-French & Late Latin & Latin; Anglo-French -arche, from Late Latin -archa, from Latin -arches, -archus, from Greek -archēs, -archos, from archein ruler ; leader <
II. adjective combining form Etymology: probably from German, from Greek archē beginning having (such) a point or (so many) points of origin <

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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