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[Oct. 4th, 2006|02:45 pm]
A Word to the Wise

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nomarch - the governor of an ancient Egyptian nome; the senior administrator of a modern Greek nomarchy.

nome one of the thirty-six territorial divisions of ancient Egypt; an administrative dividsion of modern Greece.

from the Greek nomos 'division', archy being 'government'.
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[User Picture]From: keletkezes
2006-10-05 12:10 pm (UTC)
Any relation to the Russian word for dwarf (as in fantasy dwarf, not short person): гном? Or gnome as we know it, but we all know there are differences between dwarves and gnomes, really...
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[User Picture]From: frazzled_frosty
2006-10-05 01:11 pm (UTC)
see today's entry, coming up... :)
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