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- noun 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
- noun uncountable The
card game faro.
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Similarly, the term pharaoh was named after the residence of the ruler.
The title pharaoh (per ` o, Great House), previously used to refer to the royal palace, was now used to refer to the king himself.
The pharaoh was a builder but his most famous pyramids were not what he wanted.
Now, for the first time he is being called pharaoh by opponents.
BOETTCHER: He also referred to President George Bush as a modern-day pharaoh, which is heavily weighted in the Koranic text, a lesson that tells of the failure of arrogance and how the pharaohs fell because they thought they were equals to God.
Egypt was weak; that her pharaoh was the shadow of a ruler.
In consequence of this the Egyptians in the days of their greatness formed as it were one person, in which the priestly order performed the role of mind, the pharaoh was the will, the people formed the body, and obedience gave cohesion.
"That serpent which is sucking at the blood of the people, the property of the nomarchs, and the power of the pharaoh is the Phoenician!"
"Do as may please thee, but remember that the device of a pharaoh is a serpent, and a serpent is silence and discretion."
And so "pharaoh" Mubarak was shoved into retirement, and the people rejoiced.
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