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Etymology

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Literally, the Victorious, named after an epithet of the planet Mars, النَّجْم القَاهِر (an-najm al-qāhir, the victorious star), in reference to Mars' passage above the site of the city at the time of the foundation of its walls in 969 CE; from قَهَرَ (qahara, to defeat).

Pronunciation

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Proper noun

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الْقَاهِرَة (al-qāhiraf

  1. Cairo (the capital city of Egypt)
  2. Cairo (a governorate of Egypt)

Declension

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Descendants

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Hijazi Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic الْقَاهِرَة (al-qāhira).

Pronunciation

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IPA(key): /al.ɡaːh.ra/, [al.qaːh.ra]

Proper noun

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القاهرة (algāhraf

  1. Cairo (the capital city of Egypt)
  2. Cairo (a governorate of Egypt)

South Levantine Arabic

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Arabic الْقَاهِرَة (al-qāhira).

Proper noun

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القاهرة (il-qāhiraf

  1. Cairo (the capital city of Egypt)