[fair-oh, far-oh, fey-roh]
one of a breed of medium-sized gazehounds with a smooth coat, red to tan in color with white markings, and erect ears.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
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Origin of pharaoh hound
First recorded in 1965–70
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a medium-sized powerful swift-moving short-haired breed of hound having a glossy tan coat, sometimes with white markings
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