See also: Monarch

English edit

 
A group of monarchs.
 
A monarch butterfly.

Etymology edit

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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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɒnək/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑnɚk/, /ˈmɑnɑɹk/
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Noun edit

monarch (plural monarchs)

  1. The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
  2. A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and others of genus Danaus, found primarily in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.
  3. (Aboriginal English) A police officer.
    • 1961, Nene Gare, The Fringe Dwellers, Text Classics, published 2012, page 41:
      ‘Skippy gets off. An ya know the first thing e says to them monarch? E turns round on em an yelps, “An now ya can just gimme back that bottle.”’
  4. (often capitalised) A stag which has sixteen or more points or tines on its antlers.
  5. The chief or best thing of its kind.
  6. Any bird of the family Monarchidae.
    Synonym: monarch flycatcher

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See monarchy.

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A monarch can have any of the following titles:

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Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch monarcha, from 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 m (plural monarchen, diminutive monarchje n)

  1. monarch

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