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Pharos

[ fair-os ]
/ ˈfɛər ɒs /
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noun
a small peninsula in northern Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
the lighthouse on this peninsula.Compare Seven Wonders of the World.
(lowercase) any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.
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Origin of Pharos

First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin Pharos, Pharus, from Greek Pháros, the name of an island (now a peninsula) lying off Alexandria; the name of the lighthouse at the eastern end of the island; a lighthouse
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British Dictionary definitions for Pharos

Pharos
/ (ˈfɛərɒs) /

noun
a large Hellenistic lighthouse built on an island off Alexandria in Egypt in about 280 bc and destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century: usually included among the Seven Wonders of the World
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