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noun 
  1. The supreme ruler of Ancient Egypt; a formal address for the sovereign seat of power as personified by the 'king' in an institutional role of Horus son of Osiris; often used by metonymy for Ancient Egyptian sovereignty
Translations: 
  • Dutch: farao
  • French: pharaon
  • German: Pharao
  • Italian: faraone
  • Spanish: faraón
Etymology: From ecclesiastical Latin Pharao, from Greek , from Hebrew , ÖÖÖÖ (par"Åh), from Egyptian pr-aA (per-aa) "great house", from pr "dwelling-place, temple, house" + the verb aA "great, spectacular". Final H comes directly from the Hebrew.


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