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Pharaonic

[ fair-ey-on-ik, far- ]
/ ˌfɛər eɪˈɒn ɪk, ˌfær- /
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adjective

(sometimes lowercase) of or like a Pharaoh: living in Pharaonic splendor.
(usually lowercase) impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.: a construction project of pharaonic proportions.
(lowercase) cruelly oppressive; tyrannical: pharaonic tax laws.

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Origin of Pharaonic

1850–55; <Greek Pharaōn- (stem of Pharaṓ Pharaoh) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Pharaonic

pre-Phar·a·on·ic, adjective
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