plural -archies
: rule : government
squirearchy

Word History

Etymology

Latin -archia, from Greek, from archein to rule — more at arch-

Dictionary Entries Near -archy

Cite this Entry

“-archy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-archy. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

-archy

noun combining form
-ar·​chy
ˌär-kē,
 in some words also  ər-kē
plural -archies
: rule : government
matriarchy
Etymology

derived from Greek archein "to rule"

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