ˈāzhēˌärk also -shē-
plural -s
: one of a group of civil and priestly officials in the Roman province of Asia who presided over the public games and religious rites

Word History


Late Latin Asiarcha, from Greek Asiarchēs, from Asia Asia, Roman province in western Asia Minor + -archēs -arch

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“Asiarch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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