arch

{{11}}arch (adj.) 1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix ARCH- (Cf. arch-); used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch-rogue, arch-knave, etc.) that by mid-17c. it acquired a meaning of "roguish, mischievous," since softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
{{12}}arch (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. arche "arch of a bridge" (12c.), from L. arcus "a bow" (see ARC (Cf. arc)). Replaced native BOW (Cf. bow) (n.1). Originally architectural in English; transferred by early 15c. to anything having this form (eyebrows, etc.).
{{12}}arch (v.) early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from ARCH (Cf. arch) (n.). Related: Arching.

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