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[fair-os] /ˈfɛər ɒs/

a small peninsula in N Egypt, near Alexandria: site of ancient lighthouse built by Ptolemy.
the lighthouse on this peninsula.
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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.


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