Origin of heresiarchEcclesiastical Late Latin haeresiarcha from Classical Greek hairesiarch?s, leader of a school from hairesis (see heresy) + -arch?s, leader from archein, to begin, lead
Origin of heresiarchLate Latin haeresiarcha from Late Greek hairesiarkhēs Greek hairesis sect ; see heresy . Greek -arkhēs -arch
- The founder of a heresy, or a major ecclesiastical proponent of such a heresy.
From Ecclesiastical Latin haeresiarcha, from ecclesiastical Medieval Greek ἁιρεσιάρχης (hairesiarkhēs, “leader of a sect”), corresponding to heresy + -arch.