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nomarch

[nom-ahrk]
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noun
  1. the governor of a nome or a nomarchy.
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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

Historical Examples

  • The nomarch had had it locked up in the neighbouring temple of the goddess.

    Arachne, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Then perhaps she would not become the mistress of the nomarch?

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • “Sit down,” said he, after a while, indicating a chair to the nomarch.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • “Such is the fate of a ruler in this world,” said the nomarch.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • The nomarch shaded his eyes with his hand, his neck became red.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski


British Dictionary definitions for nomarch

nomarch

noun
  1. the head of an ancient Egyptian nome
  2. the senior administrator in a Greek nomarchy
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek nomarkhēs
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