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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.
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)