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Word of the Day 06/01/21 Pharaonic

Pharaonic (adjective)
Pharaonic [ fair-ey-on-ik, far- ]


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

OTHER WORDS FROM PHARAONIC
pre-Phar·a·on·ic, adjective

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

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PHARAONIC
Pharaonic scenes, Muslim symbols, poetry, and Coptic icons—great vivid murals bloomed onto the walls.
AHDAF SOUEIF’S CAIRO: REMEMBERING A CITY WRACKED BY THE ARAB SPRING|AHDAF SOUEIF|JANUARY 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Twice or three times as high as the admirable Pharaonic Temple, its impudent facade rises there, painted a dirty yellow.
EGYPT (LA MORT DE PHILAE)|PIERRE LOTI

We have searched in vain for such a form among the plans of those pharaonic 351temples which have been measured.
A HISTORY OF ART IN ANCIENT EGYPT, VOL. I (OF 2)|GEORGES PERROT

Perhaps from one of the numerous pavilions which went to make up a pharaonic palace.
A HISTORY OF ART IN ANCIENT EGYPT, VOL. II (OF 2)|GEORGES PERROT

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