1、Latin arcus "bow" => Old French arche "arch of a bridge" => arch.
2、arch + -er => archer.
- archer:  Like arch, archer comes from Latin arcus ‘curve, bow’. Its hypothetical Vulgar Latin derivative *arcārius ‘bowman’ passed via Old French archier and Anglo-Norman archer into English. The ultimate source of arcus was the Indo-European base *arkw-, from which English arrow eventually developed.
=> arc, arch, arrow
- archer (n.)
- late 13c., from Anglo-French archer, Old French archier "archer, bowmaker," from Latin arcarius, from arcus "bow" (see arc). Also a 17c. name for the bishop in chess.
- 1. Mr Adams was repeatedly bullied and picked on by manageress Elizabeth Archer.
- 2. The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.
- 3. The archer can bend a strong bow.
- 4. The archer's shot was a perfect bull's - eye.
- 5. He thought Miss Archer sometimes of too precipitate a readiness.
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