in addition archi-, word-forming factor meaning "chief, key; severe, ultra; early, ancient," from Latinized form of Greek arkh-, arkhi- "first, chief, primeval," comb. type of arkhos "main" (see archon).
A prefix signifying chief, such as archbuilder, archfiend.
A prefix signifying chief, as in archbuilder, archfiend.
Austria, which had been solemnly created an A ustria archduchy by the emperor Frederick in 1453, was created claimed by the three remaining Habsburg princes, and an arch- lower Austria was secured by Frederick, while Albert duchy.