- the governor of a nome or a nomarchy.
Origin of nomarch
1650–60; < Greek nomárchēs the chief of a province, equivalent to nom(ós) a province, district + -archēs -arch
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Examples from the Web for nomarch
The nomarch had had it locked up in the neighbouring temple of the goddess.Arachne, Complete
Then perhaps she would not become the mistress of the nomarch?
The nomarch shaded his eyes with his hand, his neck became red.
“Such is the fate of a ruler in this world,” said the nomarch.
“Sit down,” said he, after a while, indicating a chair to the nomarch.
- the head of an ancient Egyptian nome
- the senior administrator in a Greek nomarchy
C17: from Greek nomarkhēs
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