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pharaoh a ruler in ancient Egypt; specifically in early use, any of those mentioned in the Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures, under whom Joseph flourished and in whose time the oppression and Exodus of the Israelites took place.

Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek Pharaō, from Hebrew par῾ōh, from Egyptian pr-῾o ‘great house’.
Pharaoh ant a small yellowish African ant that has established itself worldwide, living as a pest in heated buildings, so named because such ants were believed (erroneously) to be one of the plagues of ancient Egypt.
Pharaoh hound a hunting dog of a short-coated tan-coloured breed with large, pointed ears, so named because the breed is said to have been first introduced to Gozo and Malta by Phoenician sailors.
Pharaoh's serpent an indoor firework that produces ash in a coiled, serpentine form as it burns, named by association with Aaron's staff which turned into a serpent before Pharaoh (Exodus 7:9).

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pharaoh (fâr´ō) [Heb., from Egyptian,=the great house], title of the kings of ancient Egypt. Of the pharaohs in the Bible, Shishak is Sheshonk I, Neco or Necoh is Necho, and Hophra is Apries. Many scholars believe that the pharaoh who oppressed the Jews in chapters 1–14 of the Book of Exodus was Seti I and that his son Ramses II was the pharaoh of the Exodus.

See also Dynasties of Ancient Egypt (table).

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Phar·aoh / ˈfarˌō; ˈfe(ə)rˌō; ˈfāˌrō/ (also phar·aoh) • n. a ruler in ancient Egypt. DERIVATIVES: phar·a·on·ic / ˌfarāˈnik; ˌfe(ə)r-/ adj.

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pharaoh Title of the rulers of ancient Egypt. Though loosely applied to all Egyptian kings, the title was only adopted during the New Kingdom. The pharaoh was considered divine, an incarnation of the god Horus.

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