Etymology
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Cairo

city in Egypt, from Arabic al-Kahira "the strong," the name given 973 C.E. to the new city built north of the old one, which was Egyptian khere-ohe, said to mean "place of combat" and to be in reference to a battle between the gods Seth and Horus that took place here. Related: Cairene.

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Definitions of Cairo

Cairo (n.)
a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers;
Cairo (n.)
the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs;
Synonyms: Al Qahira / El Qahira / Egyptian capital / capital of Egypt
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