Phar·aoh or phar·aoh (fârō, fārō)
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·onic (fâr′ā-ŏnĭk) adj.
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