Pharaoh


Pharaoh
    A king of Egypt. The term (used only from the first millenium BC) was derived from the two hieroglyphic words 'Per' ('house') and 'aa' ('great'); it meant the 'Great House' (i.e., the king's residence) and came to be applied also to the king's person. Even the *Ptolemies and *Romans adopted the title, which gave them wide-ranging powers when they ruled Egypt.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David
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   Modern word derived from Hebrew to designate the ruler of Egypt. The ancient Egyptian term peraa, or great house, was used at first to refer to the royal court as a whole and was not originally a synonym for king, ancient Egyptian nesu, but it was used with this meaning from the New Kingdomonward. Its first known use as a title was during the reign of Sheshonq I.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Pharaoh — Pha raoh, n. [Heb. par[=o]h; of Egyptian origin: cf. L. pharao, Gr. ?. Cf. {Faro}.] 1. A title by which the sovereigns of ancient Egypt were designated. [1913 Webster] 2. See {Faro}. [1913 Webster] {Pharaoh s chicken} (Zo[ o]l.), the gier eagle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pharaoh's — pharaoh s; Pharaoh s; …   English syllables

  • pharaoh — title of the kings of ancient Egypt, O.E. Pharon, from L. Pharaonem, from Gk. Pharao, from Heb. Par oh, from Egyptian Pero , lit. great house …   Etymology dictionary

  • pharaoh — an ancient Egyptian king, is spelt aoh, not oah …   Modern English usage

  • pharaoh — ► NOUN ▪ a ruler in ancient Egypt. DERIVATIVES pharaonic adjective. ORIGIN Greek Phara , from an Egyptian word meaning great house …   English terms dictionary

  • Pharaoh — [far′ō, fer′ō, fā′rō΄] n. [ME Pharaon < OE < LL(Ec) Pharao (gen. Pharaonis) < LGr Pharaō < Heb paro < Egypt pr ʿʾ, great house: cf. Coptic prro, pouro] [sometimes p ] the title of the kings of ancient Egypt: often used as a proper… …   English World dictionary

  • PHARAOH — The Egyptian expression per aʿo ( the Great House ), transcribed and vocalized pirʿu in Akkadian and parʿo in Hebrew, did not originally designate the king of Egypt, but rather his palace, and was used in this sense in Egyptian texts until the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pharaoh — For other uses, see Pharaoh (disambiguation). After Djoser of the third dynasty, pharaohs usually were depicted wearing the Nemes headdress, a false beard, and an ornate kilt …   Wikipedia

  • Pharaoh —    The official title borne by the Egyptian kings down to the time when that country was conquered by the Greeks. (See Egypt.) The name is a compound, as some think, of the words Ra, the sun or sun god, and the article phe, the, prefixed; hence… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Pharaoh — /fair oh, far oh, fay roh/, n. 1. a title of an ancient Egyptian king. 2. (l.c.) any person who uses power or authority to oppress others; tyrant. [bef. 900; ME Pharao, OE Pharaon < L pharao < Gk pharaó (s. pharaon ) < Heb phar oh < Egyptian pr… …   Universalium

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