Correct spelling, explanation: pharaoh is an Ancient Egypt term that appeared in Europe thanks to Hebrew phārʿōh. In the English language, the word originates from the Latin pharaō. Therefore, the correct spelling is
pharoah. As a proper noun, the word should be written in lowercase, but when it acts as a compound name we should use a capital letter. Although, version Pharaoh is not correct, because there is a misspelling.
Definition of pharaoh:
noun: a title of an Ancient Egypt’s king
Ancient Egypt was ruled by the pharaohs, who were considered peons between the deities and the people.
Famous Nefertari was an Egyptian queen and a wife of the Pharaoh Ramesses the Great.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
pharoah is the incorrect version of the noun pharaoh. The mistake is mostly in spelling, because this word may be written with a capital letter or lowercase depending on the function it has in the sentence. When it is a proper noun it is lowercased, but when it is a part of a compound name we should capitalize it. This Ancient Egypt appeared in Europe as Hebrew phārʿōh, but in English, it is mostly based on Latin pharaō. This is why the correct spelling is pharaoh and not pharoah.
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