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- n. The ruler of a phyle in Ancient Greece.
- n. A tribal chief, magistrate, or other local ruler.
- n. Athenian hipparch, head of an Athenian clan in battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief of a phyle, or tribe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greece, the chief or head of a tribe; in Athens, the commander of the cavalry of a tribe, the ten phylarchs being under the orders of the two state hipparchs, the commanders-in-chief of the cavalry.
Latin phylarchus, from Greek φυλαρχος, from φυλη ‘large clan or tribe of ancient Greece’. (Wiktionary)