[fair-os] /ˈfɛər ɒs/
a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
the lighthouse on this peninsula.
any lighthouse or beacon to direct sailors.
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
as a word for a lighthouse, 1550s, in reference to the island of Pharos off the coast of Alexandria, on which Ptolemy Philadelphius built a mighty lighthouse.
swift, one of the rivers of Damascus (2 Kings 5:12). It has been identified with the ‘Awaj, “a small lively river.” The whole of the district watered by the ‘Awaj is called the Wady el-‘Ajam, i.e., “the valley of the Persians”, so called for some unknown reason. This river empties itself into the lake or […]
[fahr] /fɑr/ noun 1. a city in S Texas.
[fahr-sey-lee-uh, -seyl-yuh] /fɑrˈseɪ li ə, -ˈseɪl yə/ noun 1. a district in ancient Greece whose chief city was Pharsalus.
[fahr-sey-luh s] /fɑrˈseɪ ləs/ noun 1. an ancient city in central Greece, in Thessaly: site of Caesar’s victory over Pompey 48 b.c. /fɑːˈseɪləs/ noun 1. an ancient town in Thessaly in N Greece. Several major battles were fought nearby, including Caesar’s victory over Pompey (48bc)