genearch

[ jen-ee-ahrk ]
/ ˈdʒɛn iˌɑrk /

noun

a chief of a family or tribe.

Origin of genearch

1720–30; < Greek geneárchēs founder of a family, equivalent to gene(ā́) race (see gene) + árchēs -arch
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