Definition of alytarch in English:

alytarch

(also alytarches)

noun

Ancient Greek History
  • An official responsible for maintaining order at the ancient Olympic Games.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gregory (1607–1646), orientalist. From post-classical Latin alytarcha official responsible for maintaining order at Olympic Games and its etymon Hellenistic Greek ἀλυτάρχης from ἀλύτης official responsible for maintaining order, especially at Olympic Games, of unknown origin + -ἀρχης.

Pronunciation

alytarch

/ˈalɪtɑːk/