archididascalos

noun
ar·​chi·​di·​das·​ca·​los | \ -ˌdīˈd- -₋ləs \
variants: or archididascalus \ -​ləs \
plural archididascali\ -​ˌlī \

Definition of archididascalos

: a chief teacher (as a headmaster in a school)

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History and Etymology for archididascalos

Late Greek archididaskalos, from Greek archi- + didaskalos teacher, from didaskein to teach

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“Archididascalos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archididascalos. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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