arche

noun ar·che \ˈärˌkē; ärˈkā, -ˈkē\

Definition of arche

plural

archai

\-kī\
  1. :  something that was in the beginning :  a first principle: a in early Greek philosophy :  a substance or primal element b in Aristotle :  an actuating principle (as a cause)

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Origin and Etymology of arche

Greek archē, literally, beginning — more at archi-


arche-

prefix ar·che

Definition of arche-

  1. :  primitive :  original archecentric archespore

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Origin and Etymology of arche-

Latin, from Greek, from archein to begin — more at archi-


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