pharos

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Φάρος (Pháros).

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Noun[edit]

pharos (plural pharoi)

  1. (historical) An ancient lighthouse or beacon to guide sailors.
    • 1727, John Arbuthnot, Tables of Ancient Coins, Weights and Measures. Explain'd and exemplify'd in several dissertations
      He [] built a Pharos, or Light House.
  2. (figuratively) That which stands out; a shining light.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 39:
      The house was not very felicitously titled, said many: it was no academic pharos.

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