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See also: Cai-rô, cải rổ, and cairo


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Borrowed from Italian Il Cairo, from Arabic الْقَاهِرَة(al-qāhira)


  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪɹoʊ/ (capital of Egypt)
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  • Rhymes: -aɪɹəʊ (capital of Egypt)
  • Homophone: chiro (capital of Egypt)
  • IPA(key): /kɛɹoʊ/, /keɪɹoʊ/ (US towns and cities)
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  1. The capital city of Egypt.
  2. A governorate of Egypt, containing the capital city.
  3. Several places in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Grady County, Georgia.
    2. A city, the county seat of Alexander County, Illinois.
    3. An unincorporated community in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe County, Illinois, United States.
    4. An unincorporated community in Pratt County, Kansas, United States.
    5. A village in Randolph County, Missouri, United States.
    6. A village in Hall County, Nebraska, United States.
    7. A town, a hamlet and census-designated place in Greene County, New York, United States.
    8. A village in Allen County, Ohio, United States.
    9. An unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States.
    10. A small unincorporated community in Coal County, Oklahoma, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.
    12. An unincorporated community in Crockett County, Tennessee, United States.
    13. An unincorporated community in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States.
    14. A town in Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States.
  4. A community in the township of Dawn-Euphemia, Ontairo, Canada.

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Cairo m

  1. Cairo (the capital city of Egypt)