فرعون

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The word is not attested before the Qurʾān and the probabilities are that the immediate source for the Arabic is the Classical Syriac ܦܹܪܥܘܼܢ(pɛrʕūn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

فِرْعَوْن (firʿawnm

  1. (without article) Pharaoh (Quranic or Biblical antagonist of Moses)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

فِرْعَوْن (firʿawnm (plural فَرَاعِنَة(farāʿina))

  1. a pharaoh (an ancient Egyptian ruler)
  2. (figuratively) a despotic person; one who abuses their power, a tyrant

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938) The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute, page 225
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “فرعون”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]


Kohistani Shina[edit]

Noun[edit]

فرعون (fir'on)

  1. pharaoh

Persian[edit]

Persian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from the Arabic فِرْعَوْن(firʿawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari فرعون
Iranian Persian
Tajik фиръавн (firʾavn)

فرعون (fer’own) (plural فراعنه(farâ'ene) or فرعون‌ها(fer’own-hâ))

  1. pharaoh

Urdu[edit]

Urdu Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فِرْعَوْن(firʿawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

فرعون (fir‘aunm (plural فراعنہ‎, Hindi spelling फ़िरौन)

  1. pharaoh

Declension[edit]

Declension of فرعون
singular plural
direct فِرْعَون(fir'aun) فِرْعَون(fir'aun)
oblique فِرْعَون(fir'aun) فِرْعَونوں(fir'aunō̃)
vocative فِرْعَون(fir'aun) فِرْعَونو(fir'aunō)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • فرعون”, in اُردُو لُغَت (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • فرعون”, in Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2023.