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pharaoh

noun, pha·raoh often capitalized \ˈfer-(ˌ)ō, ˈfā-(ˌ)rō\

: a ruler of ancient Egypt

Full Definition of PHARAOH

1
:  a ruler of ancient Egypt
2
:  tyrant
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Examples of PHARAOH

  1. <like some pharaoh of a third-world country, more interested in building monuments to himself than in creating a future for his people>

Origin of PHARAOH

Middle English pharao, from Old English, from Late Latin pharaon-, pharao, from Greek pharaō, from Hebrew parʽōh, from Egyptian pr-ʽ˒ʾ
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Foreign Functionary Terms

count, despot, emir, wardrobe, yeoman

Rhymes with PHARAOH

PHARAOH Defined for Kids

pharaoh

noun , pha·raoh often cap \ˈfer-ō\

Definition of PHARAOH for Kids

:  a ruler of ancient Egypt

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