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Arche (moon)

Arche ( ; Greek: Αρχή), also known as , is a moon of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2002, and received the temporary designation .

Arche is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 23,717 Mm in 746.185 days, at an inclination of 165° to the ecliptic (162° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.149.

It was named in 2005 after Arche, whom some Greek writers described as one of the four original Muses, an addition to the earlier three ( Aoede, Melete, and Mneme).

Arche belongs to the Carme group, made up of irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at a distance ranging between 23 and 24 Gm and at an inclination of about 165°.


Arche is a Greek word with primary senses "beginning", "origin" or "source of action". (: from the beginning, οr : the original argument), and later first principle or element, first so used by Anaximander (Simplicius in Ph. 150.23), principles of knowledge (Aristot. Metaph. 995b8). By extension, it may mean "first place, power", "method of government", "empire, realm", "authorities" (in plural: ), "command". The first principle or element corresponds to the "ultimate underlying substance" and "ultimate undemonstrable principle". In the philosophical language of the archaic period (8th-6th century BC), arche (or archai) designates the source, origin or root of things that exist. In ancient Greek philosophy, Aristotle foregrounded the meaning of arche as the element or principle of a thing, which although undemonstrable and intangible in itself, provides the conditions of the possibility of that thing.

Arche (disambiguation)

Arche is the beginning or the first principle of the world in the ancient Greek philosophy.

Arche may also refer to:

  • Arche (mythology), a Muse
  • Arche (moon), a moon of Jupiter
  • Arché, a philosophical research center at the University of St Andrews
  • Die Arche, a 1919 silent science fiction film by Richard Oswald
  • ARCHE, a 2014 album by Japanese band Dir En Grey
Arche (mythology)

Arche in ancient Greek religion was the muse of origins. She was one of the five later identified (Boeotian) muses. Nine different muses were later named which became known as the Olympian Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne which is more familiar in classical descriptions of the muses.

Arche (album)

Arche is the ninth studio album by Japanese metal band Dir En Grey. The title comes from the Greek language, meaning the origin. The album was released on December 10, 2014. The contents of the album as well as the track list were added to the band's website in late September. At that time, the band's guitarist Die said it would be the most achieved sound that they have ever had. The album will deal with the theme of pain, as shown in a trailer narrated by Ryō Horikawa released on November 12. The title stands for "origin" in Greek. This title connotes a special meaning to the members as it encompasses every phase the band has been evolving into. Vocalist Kyo said via Dir En Grey's website : "This album is being worked on with me thinking about the past and future of myself as a vocalist, more than I have had ever before. That place where the old me and the new me crosses is what is being put into the 9th album “ARCHE”’". The art cover suggests this symbolism by depicting a beheaded torso of a pregnant woman from which emanates roots.

Usage examples of "arche".

The arche of which doore compassing like a halfe cyrcle, was wrought curiouslye and imbowed, and as it were bounde about with laces like beads of brasse, some round, and some like Eglantine berries of a reddish couler, hanging downe after an auncient manner, and foulded and turned in among the tender stalkes.

The hemicicle or arche rising rownd from the vpper part of the streight cheeke of the entrance, according to the thicknes thereof was disposed into losenges or squares, wherein were carued Roses, theyr leaues and branches hanging in a curious and delightfull order to behoulde, ouer the entry of the Gate.

Again, in Arles and Nimes, and other towns that I could name, there are the great arches and fortalices still standing which were built of old by giant men who came from the south.

The facades of the theatre and of the hotels were outlined with thickly set little lamps, which beaded the arches of the bridges spanning the Tepl, and lighted the casements and portals of the shops.

Therefore some rather deeply buried beans were uncovered, and the two legs of the arches were tied together, as had been done with the epicotyl of Tropaeolum and the hypocotyl of the Cabbage.

Stone arches supported the ceiling, and the walls were solidly buttressed.

The others had strung lines from the arches during their absence, and their blankets and clothing hung dripping and steaming along the walls.

Beyond the front door is a small tile-floored foyer scarcely four cubits square with arches leading in three directions.

The tile foyer offers three arches, and behind the center arch are most of those in the Silver Chalicetraders and full merchanters in blue, all men.

Then he stands and waits beside the straggly tree barely twice his height, and but a score of cubits away from the arches that shield the double doors of the Silver Chalice.

The arches of a stately bridge spanned the river sunsetward, and lifted a succession of colossal figures against the crimson sky.

Away in the distance before and behind, the green boughs, now turning in places to a coppery redness, shot their broad arches across the track.

So, alternately beating and beaten, they made their dolorous way through the beautiful woods and under the amber arches of the fading beech-trees, where the calm strength and majesty of Nature might serve to rebuke the foolish energies and misspent strivings of mankind.

Broken fences, crumbling walls, vineyards littered with stones, the shattered arches of bridges--look where you might, the signs of ruin and rapine met the eye.

Besides the native rock, they passed ruined walls of strange plastic-metal, collapsed arches of some unidentifiable ceramic material, and another ship that resembled theirs only superficially.