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See also: mas'r
From the Arabic name for the country: مصر (miṣr, maṣr) (maṣr is a more colloquial pronunciation).
1898, Joseph Pollard, The land of the monuments: notes of Egyptian travel, page 37:
- The name of Cairo is a contraction of the title given to it by its founder of " Masr-el-Kahira," or "The Victory of Egypt," Masr signifying Egypt.
2002, Moustafa Gadalla, Egyptian rhythm: the heavenly melodies, page 107:
- An epithet to its name, misri, indicates Masr or Egypt as its home.
- 2010, Dan Richardson, Daniel Jacobs, The Rough Guide to Egypt, page 73
- Masr, meaning both the capital and the land of Egypt
Egypt — see Egypt