Monday, October 29, 2007

Word of the Day: Archon

archon (AHR-kon) noun

A high official or ruler.

[From Latin archon, from Greek arkhon (magistrate), from arkhein (to be first, to rule). An archon was one of the nine principal magistrates in ancient Athens.]

-Anu Garg (words at

"Nick Sylvester, editor of The Harvard Lampoon calls James Murphy 'The supreme eminent archon of dance.'"
-- Tammy la Gorce; From Sulking Teenager to the King of Disco-Punk; The New York Times; May 22, 2005.

[Now you know where they got the term from for that ST:TOS episode with the zombie-people!]

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