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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch aerts-, from French arche-, from Vulgar Latin arci-, from Classical Latin archi-.[1]. Similar sound evolution as to how French roche (rock) became Dutch rots (rock) and as to how French torche (torch) became Dutch toorts (torch).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

aarts-

  1. arch-, of high rank
  2. arch-, to a high degree
  3. old, ancient, of high age

Derived termsEdit

of high rank

to a high degree

old, ancient

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)