Bill Mounce

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ἀρχή, -ῆς, ἡ
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beginning, origin, first; ruler, power, authority; position of authority, domain
a beginning, Mt. 24:8; an extremity, corner, or, an attached cord, Acts 10:11; 11:5; first place, headship; high estate, eminence, Jude 6; authority, Lk. 20:20; an authority, magistrate, Lk. 12:11; a principality, prince, of spiritual existence, Eph. 3:10; 6:12; ἀπ᾿ ἀρχῆς, ἐξ ἀρχῆς, from the first, originally, Mt. 19:4, 8; Lk. 1:2; Jn. 6:64; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Jn. 1:1; 2:7; ἐν ἀρχῇ, κατ᾿ ἀρχάς, in the beginning of things, Jn. 1:1, 2; Heb. 1:10; ἐν ἀρχῇ, at the first, Acts 11:15; τὴν ἀρχήν, used adverbially, wholly, altogether, Jn. 8:25

Greek-English Concordance for ἀρχή

Jude 1:6 And the angels who did not stay within their own domain (archēn | ἀρχήν | acc sg fem) but abandoned their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains in utter darkness for the judgment of the great day.
Revelation 3:14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning (archē | ἀρχή | nom sg fem) of God’s creation, has this to say:
Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning (archē | ἀρχή | nom sg fem) and the end. To the one who thirsts I will give permission to drink free of charge from the spring of the water of life.
Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning (archē | ἀρχή | nom sg fem) and the end.”