Word: aparch

Pronounce: ap-ar-khay'

Strongs Number: G536

Orig: from a compound of 575 and 756; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. the (Jewish) first-fruit (figuratively):--first-fruits. G575

Use: TDNT-1:484,81 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H2459 H4643 H7225 H8573 H8641

    1) to offer firstlings or firstfruits
    2) to take away the firstfruits of the productions of the earth which was offered to God. The first portion of the dough, from which sacred loaves were to be prepared. Hence term used of persons consecrated to God for all time.
    3) persons superior in excellence to others of the same class