Definition of pharaoh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfeərəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferoʊ//
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a ruler of ancient Egypt Word Origin Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek Pharaō, from Hebrew par‘ōh, from Egyptian pr-‘o ‘great house’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pharaoh