from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high official; a ruler.
- n. One of the nine principal magistrates of ancient Athens.
- n. An authoritative figure; a leader: archons of cultural modernism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A chief magistrate of ancient Athens.
- n. A ruler, head of state or other leader.
- n. A supernatural being subordinate to the Demiurge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the chief magistrates in ancient Athens, especially, by preëminence, the first of the nine chief magistrates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chief magistrate of some states in ancient Greece, and particularly Athens.
- n. In the Byzantine empire: One of a number of great court officers.
- n. A title assumed by the Frankish barons who established themselves in Greece after the fourth crusade, in the thirteenth century.
- n. In modern Greece, a person in authority, as a magistrate, a presiding officer of some societies, etc.
- n. Any ruler or governor.
- n. In various Gnostic systems, one of several spiritual powers superior to angels, believed to be the rulers of the several heavens.
- n. In zoology, the human animal; man, as a member of the group Archontia.
- n. In entomology: A genus of lepidopterous insects.
- n. A genus of coleopterous insects.
In the New Testament the Greek word archon, rendered
Eponymus, that is, the archon who gives his name to the year.
Nicodemus was an "archon" of the Jews, which is used in the NT of someone in almost any position of leadership, from judges (Luke 12: 58) to synagogue officials (Luke 8: 41) to any kind of political leader (Acts 16: 19).
Though believed defeated, the archon Dyo and the revenant William reappear in Sarajevo, guiding the hand of a terrorist who will plunge Europe into flames.
If you place your zealot above a lurker, and your archon attacks the zealot, will the splash affect the lurker?
Dill is the last battle-archon in the service of the temple, an angel who doesn't know how to fly.
Former Spine operative Rachel Hale and the temple archon Dill are on the run, whilst the fallen angel Carnival has vanished.
Until then, “fans are Slans” interant archon Claude Degler:
Earth, along with its biosphere became trapped into an archon simulated solar system, metaphorically like an insect in a spider's web:
The tradition beganwith the ancient Greek archon (dictator) Solon, who was calledupon by the (aristocratic) leaders of the city-state of Athens to find a solution to a little problem~ they faced - imminent revolution.