Fake Etymologies

Interesting is better than true.

hi‧er‧ar‧chy, n. /ˈhaɪɹ.ɑːɹ.kɪ/

The standard “rule by” suffix, “-archy,” with German hier (“here”) prefixed. Together giving the connotation of “rule by location.” This is relative location, as on a literal or metaphorical totem pole or an org. chart. Rule by absolute location is “ortarchy.”