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monarch

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A monarch butterfly.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French monarque, from Late Latin monarcha, from Ancient Greek μονάρχης (monárkhēs), variant of μόναρχος (mónarkhos, sole ruler), from 'μόνος (mónos, only) + ἀρχός (arkhós, leader).

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monarch (plural monarchs)

  1. The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act II, Scene II, line 25.
      Never was monarch better fear'd and lov'd / Than is your Majesty.
  2. The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, found in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.

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A monarch can have any of the following titles:

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EtymologyEdit

Latin monarchia, from Ancient Greek μονάρχης (monárkhēs), variant of μόναρχος (mónarkhos, sole ruler), from 'μόνος (mónos, only) + ἀρχός (arkhós, leader).

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  • Hyphenation: mo‧narch

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monarch m (plural monarchen, diminutive monarchje n)

  1. monarch

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