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heptarchy

hep·tar·chy

heptarchy

 
pronunciation:
hep tar ki
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part of speech: noun
inflections: heptarchies
definition 1: a government or state controlled by seven persons.
definition 2: (often cap.) the loose confederation of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the fifth to ninth centuries (often prec. by the).
derivations: heptarchal (adj.), heptarchic (adj.), heptarch (n.)
Word Parts
The word heptarchy contains the following parts:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto
 
hept, hepta Greek root that means seven
synonyms:
sept