Origin of -archyvia Middle English -archy or Old French -archie or Classical Latin -archia ; from Classical Greek archein, to rule
Origin of -archyFrom words such as (mon)archy.
From Latin -archia, from Ancient Greek ἀρχός (archos, “leader”).
(comparative more archy, superlative most archy)
- archy brows
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