pharaoh

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

Definition of pharaoh

  1. 1 :  a ruler of ancient Egypt

  2. 2 :  tyrant

Examples of pharaoh in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of pharaoh

Middle English pharao, from Old English, from Late Latin pharaon-, pharao, from Greek pharaō, from Hebrew parʽōh, from Egypt pr-ʽ˒ʾ


First Known Use: before 12th century

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PHARAOH Defined for English Language Learners

pharaoh

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

Definition of pharaoh for English Language Learners

  • : a ruler of ancient Egypt


PHARAOH Defined for Kids

pharaoh

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noun , often cap pha·raoh \ˈfer-ō\

Definition of pharaoh for Students

  1. :  a ruler of ancient Egypt



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