Definition of arch- in English:

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arch-

Pronunciation: /ärCH/

combiningForm

1Chief; principal: archbishop
Synonyms
chief, principal, foremost, leading, main, major, prime, premier, greatest
informal number-one, numero uno
1.1(In an unfavorable sense) preeminent of its kind; out-and-out: archenemy

Origin

Via Latin from Greek arkhi-, from arkhos 'chief'.

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