plural -s
: the chief magistrate of the Jews at Alexandria under the Ptolemies and the Roman Empire

Word History


Latin alabarches, from Greek alabarchēs, alteration of arabarchēs, from Arabia + Greek -archēs -arch

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alabarch was in 1658

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“Alabarch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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