Pharaoh Definition

fârō, fārō
pharaohs
noun
The title of the kings of ancient Egypt.
Webster's New World
A tyrant.
American Heritage

(uncountable) The card game faro.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Pharaoh of Egypt

Other Word Forms of Pharaoh

Noun

Singular:
pharaoh
Plural:
pharaohs

Origin of Pharaoh

  • From Middle English pharao, from Old English, from Late Latin pharaō, from Ancient Greek φαραώ (pharaṓ), from Hebrew פַּרְעֹה (par"˜Åh), from Egyptian pr ˤ3 (“palace, pharaoh"), literally pr (“house") + ˤ3 (“great, big").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English Pharao from Late Latin Pharaō from Greek from Hebrew par‘ō from Egyptian pr-‘’ pr house ‘’ great

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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