Meaning of -ARCH in English

-ARCH

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

matri arch

II. adjective combining form

Etymology: probably from German, from Greek archē beginning

: having (such) a point or (so many) points of origin

end arch

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