from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Chief; highest; most important: archiepiscopal.
- Earlier; primitive: archenteron.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- chief, highest, most important
- earlier, primitive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A prefix signifying chief, arch. In (Biol.) and (Anat.) it usually means primitive, original, ancestral.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prefix of Greek origin, the original form of arch-, first, chief. See arch-.
French archi- and Italian arci-, both from Latin archi-, from Greek arkhi-, arkh-, from arkhein, to begin, rule.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek prefix ἀρχι- (arkhi-), from ἄρχω (arkhō, "I begin, lead, rule, govern"). (Wiktionary)