phylarch

noun

phy·​larch
ˈfīˌlärk
plural -s
1
a
: the chief ruler of an ancient Grecian phyle
b
: the commander of the cavalry furnished by each ancient Athenian tribe
2
: the magistrate or head of a recognized tribal division of any of the Asian provinces of the Roman empire
phylarchic
(ˈ)fī¦lärkik
adjective
or phylarchical
-kə̇kəl

Word History

Etymology

Latin phylarchus, from Greek phylarchos, from phylē + archos ruler

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“Phylarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylarch. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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