Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. March; excursion; manner of proceeding.
- n. The ruler or magistrate of an ancient Attic deme.
- n. The mayor of a modern Greek town.
- n. The chief magistrate of a deme.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete March; walk; gait.
- n. A chief or ruler of a deme or district in Greece.
- From Ancient Greek δῆμος (demos, "deme") + ἄρχειν (arkhein, "to rule"). (Wiktionary)
“Translation: "[Dedication] of the demarch Achyris, [value or weight] 115 gold [staters].”
“Her daughter, a pretty, blue-eyed maiden, of some fourteen years, named Athena, glaykhôpis Hathhêna, was working by her side, and the demarch himself, with his stalwart son, were similarly seated on the opposite side of the hearth.”
“Here was the demarch (2) of Eleusis, a pompous worthy, who could hardly hold his head erect, thanks to an exceeding heavy myrtle wreath.”
“Then even the honest demarch cut short his eloquence to swell the salvo.”
“The demarch bawled long for silence, won it at last, and approached the chariot.”
“If the dead body be found in the country and no cause of death known, the demarch must compel the relatives to bury the corpse and to purify the deme on the same day. (”
“Glaucon’s eyes still roved and questioned, yet the demarch rolled out his windy sentences.”
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