Origin of archon
Examples from the Web for archon
Immediately after those events, Aristeides was chosen as Archon Eponymus, that is, the archon who gives his name to the year.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
While at Archon's table he had determined to place his cure in the hands of higher powers.
This probably alludes to the government of Solon, when Archon of Athens.The Fables of Phdrus|Phaedrus
Aristides was one of the ten generals appointed on that occasion, and the year after held the dignity of Archon.Historical Parallels, vol 2 of 3)|Arthur Thomas Malkin
He had promised to attend a banquet given that day by the wealthy ship-owner Archon.
British Dictionary definitions for archon
Word Origin for archon
Word Origin and History for archon
one of the nine chief magistrates of ancient Athens, 1650s, from Greek arkhon "ruler," noun use of present participle of arkhein "to rule," from PIE *arkhein- "to begin, rule, command," a "Gk. verb of unknown origin, but showing archaic Indo-European features ... with derivatives arkhe, 'rule, beginning,' and arkhos, 'ruler' " [Watkins].