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Etymology of the English word archer

the English word archer
derived from the Old French word archier
derived from the Late Latin word arcarius (of, concerned with ready money, cash; treasurer; controller of the public monies)
derived from the Late Latin word arcuarius (maker of bows; of, pertaining to the bow)
derived from the Latin word arcus (bow; bow, arc, coil)

Date

The earliest known usage of archer in English dates from the 13th century.

Derivations in English

archerfish

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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