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archi-

  1. 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 ).


archi-

combining_form

  1. See arch-
    a variant of arch-


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Word History and Origins

Origin of archi-1

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

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Example Sentences

Archi, 3, making allowance for the usual exaggeration of an advocate.

I spoke of this allusion to the Jews with a most accomplished ecclesiastic who dined at the Archi-episcopal palace.

The great chancellor, summus cancellarius or archi-cancellarius, was a dignitary who had indeed little real power.

The office became established under the form archi-cancellarius, or chief of the cancellarii.

From a distant part of the house a woman's voice arose, crying, "Archie, Archi-e-e!"

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