I. noun combining form Etymology: Middle English -arche, from Anglo-French and Late Latin and Latin; Anglo-French -arche, from Late Latin -archa, from Latin -arches, -archus, from Greek -archēs, -archos, from archein ruler; leader Example: matriarch II. adjective combining form Etymology: probably from German, from Greek archē beginning having (such) a point or (so many) points of origin Example: endarch

Энциклопедический словарь Мерриама-Вебстера