Pharaoh


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Phar·aoh

or phar·aoh  (fâr′ō, fā′rō)
n.
1. A king of ancient Egypt.
2. A tyrant.

[Middle English Pharao, from Late Latin Pharaō, from Greek, from Hebrew par'ō, from Egyptian pr-'' : pr, house + '', great.]

Phar′a·on′ic (fâr′ā-ŏn′ĭk) adj.

Pharaoh

(ˈfɛərəʊ)
n
(Historical Terms) the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
[Old English Pharaon, via Latin, Greek, and Hebrew ultimately from Egyptian pr-'o great house]
Pharaonic adj

Phar•aoh

(ˈfɛər oʊ, ˈfær oʊ, ˈfeɪ roʊ)

n.
1. a title of an ancient Egyptian king.
2. (l.c.) tyrant.
[before 900; Middle English Pharao, Old English Pharaon < Latin pharao < Greek pharaṓ, s. pharaōn- < Hebrew phār‘ōh < Egyptian pr ‘' great house (orig. a designation for the palace)]
Phar•a•on•ic (ˌfɛər eɪˈɒn ɪk, ˌfær-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pharaoh - the title of the ancient Egyptian kingsPharaoh - the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
Cheops, Khufu - Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
Translations
faraofaraon
faarao
faraon
fáraó
faraón
farao

Pharaoh

[ˈfɛərəʊ] NFaraón m

Pharaoh

[ˈfɛərəʊ] npharaon m

Pharaoh

nPharao m; the tombs of the Pharaohsdie Pharaonengräber pl

Pharaoh

[ˈfɛərəʊ] nfaraone m
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wonders sent 'midst thee, On Pharaoh and his servants too
May the wheels of their chariots be taken off,'' said the Jew, ``like those of the host of Pharaoh, that they may drive heavily
Pharaoh, who is a cad, likes blue blood on the same principle of the attraction of opposites.
This fanciful writer pretends that its name was given to it after the passage of the Israelites, when Pharaoh perished in the waves which closed at the voice of Moses.
Or, that the sea should become dry, as in the days of Pharaoh, and even then my vessels would become caravans.
Joseph was the real king, the strength, the brain of the monarchy, though Pharaoh held the title.
One of the forms of moral suasion by which Pharaoh was
There amid the steam of vegetables and the vapours of acres of "ham and," the crash of crockery, the clatter of steel, the screaming of "short orders," the cries of the hungering and all the horrid tumult of feeding man, surrounded by swarms of the buzzing winged beasts bequeathed us by Pharaoh, Milly steered her magnificent way like some great liner cleaving among the canoes of howling savages.
The pride of the race was struck down as the first-born of Pharaoh.
Tell me," interrupted the old man, "is it a certain truth that buildings are still standing in that land of Pharaoh, which may be likened, in their stature, to the hills of the 'arth?
It was a People's Course, the lecture on the Pyramids, and Jo rather wondered at the choice of such a subject for such an audience, but took it for granted that some great social evil would be remedied or some great want supplied by unfolding the glories of the Pharaohs to an audience whose thoughts were busy with the price of coal and flour, and whose lives were spent in trying to solve harder riddles than that of the Sphinx.
Of those that began great and ended in a point, there are thousands of examples, for all the Pharaohs and Ptolemies of Egypt, the Caesars of Rome, and the whole herd (if I may such a word to them) of countless princes, monarchs, lords, Medes, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and barbarians, all these lineages and lordships have ended in a point and come to nothing, they themselves as well as their founders, for it would be impossible now to find one of their descendants, and, even should we find one, it would be in some lowly and humble condition.