Definitions

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  • n. The supreme ruler of ancient Egypt; a formal address for the sovereign seat of power as personified by the 'king' in an institutional role of Horus son of Osiris; often used by metonymy for Ancient Egyptian sovereignty
  • n. The card game faro.

Etymologies

Middle English pharao, from Old English, from Late Latin pharaō, from Ancient Greek φαραώ (pharaṓ), from Hebrew פַּרְעֹה (par‘ōh), from Egyptian 𓉐𓉻 (pr-ˁ3, "great house"), from 𓉐 (pr, "house") + 𓉻 (ˁ3, "big"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Blahahahha!!!

    April 21, 2010

  • *graohns*

    April 21, 2010

  • I just knew I'd get some *groans*! :o)

    April 20, 2010

  • *groans some more*

    April 20, 2010

  • That is a classic! Thank you! Additional praise!

    April 20, 2010

  • GROAN

    April 20, 2010

  • Off to School...

    A wealthy New York businessman who sent his two daughters to the University of California's Los Angeles campus in the hope that they would find something unusual to study there that would stir them out their apathy. He was considerably alarmed, however, when they wrote back to tell him that they both had decided to specialize in research on ancient Egyptian plumbing.

    He immediately sent them a telegram which read, "Under no circumstances will I support a couple of Pharaoh Faucet Majors!"

    April 20, 2010