anarchist etymology

English word anarchist comes from Ancient Greek ἀρχή, Ancient Greek ἀν-, Ancient Greek ἀρχός, and later French anarchiste (Anarchistic Anarchist, adherent of anarchism.)

Detailed word origin of anarchist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀρχή Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀν- Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀρχός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀναρχία Ancient Greek (grc)
anarchiste French (fra) Anarchistic Anarchist, adherent of anarchism.
anarchist English (eng) (somewhat, rare) Relating to anarchism or to anarchists, anarchistic. (By extension from previous sense), one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.. One who believes in or advocates the absence of hierarchy and authority in most forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.. One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion [...]

Words with the same origin as anarchist

Descendants of ἀρχή
anarchy archaeological archaeologist hierarchy monarchy
Descendants of ἀν-
ana anesthetic anomaly anonymous
Descendants of ἀρχός