See also: arch, ARCH, ärch, -arch, and arch.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English arch-, arche-, from Old English arċe-, ærċe-, erċe- (arch-), borrowed from Latin archi-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

arch-

  1. chief, highest, most extreme

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin archi- or English arch-. Cognate with Cornish argh-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

arch-

  1. great, chief, arch-, super-
    arch- + ‎angel (angel) → ‎archangel (archangel)
    arch- + ‎marchnad (market) → ‎archfarchnad (supermarket)
    arch- + ‎esgobaeth (bishopric) → ‎archesgobaeth (archbishopric, primacy)

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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
arch- unchanged unchanged harch-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-) , “arch-”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies