القاهرة

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Etymology[edit]

Literally "The Victorious", named after an epithet of the planet Mars, النَّجْم القَاهِر(an-najm al-qāhir, the victorious star), in reference to Mars' passage above the site of the city at the time of the foundation of its walls in 969 C.E..

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

الْقَاهِرَة (al-qāhiraf

  1. Cairo (the capital city of Egypt)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hebrew: קָהִיר(kahír)
  • Malay: Kaherah