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ἀρχαῖος ἀρχή 1

from the beginning:
I.of things, ancient, primeval, olden, Hdt., attic ἀρχαϊκός, old-fashioned, antiquated, primitive, Aesch., Ar.
3.ancient, former, τὸ ἀρχ. ῥέεθρον Hdt., etc.
II.of persons, ancient, old, Aesch., Thuc., etc.: οἱ ἀρχαῖοι the Ancients, the old Fathers, Prophets, NTest.
III.adv. ἀρχαίως, anciently, Dem.; so, τὸ ἀρχαῖον, ionic contr. τὠρχαῖον Hdt., attic τἀρχαῖον Aesch. olden style, Plat., Aeschin. Subst., τὸ ἀρχαῖον, the original sum, the principal, Lat. sors, Ar., Oratt.

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