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Uncertain. In one proposed etymology the Ancient Greek name comes from the (unattested) Egyptian name for the island, corresponding to Coptic ⲫⲁⲣⲉϩ (phareh, “the guard”) = ⲫ- (ph-, the) +‎ ⲁⲣⲉϩ (areh, guard);[1]



Proper nounEdit

Φᾰ́ρος (Phárosf (genitive Φᾰ́ρου); second declension

  1. Pharos (a former island off Alexandria, Egypt)


Proper nounEdit

Φάρος (Phárosm

  1. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World[2]


Further readingEdit

  • Φάρος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Φάρος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Φάρος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[3], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,021


  1. ^ Paul Ernst Jablonski (1804) Opuscula[1], volume 1, Leyden: A. & J. Honkoop, page 377 ff.
  2. ^ Strabo (no later than 23 CE), “Chapter XVII, §§ 6 & 9”, in Geographica[2].