Definition of El qahira
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Port, National Capital
Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Member holonyms: Cairene
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Literary usage of El qahira
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1. The Mentor: A Wise and Faithful Guide and FriendArt (1913)
"By the Arabs it is called Macr-el-Qahira or simply Magr. It is situated on the Nile, extending along the east bank of that river for about five miles. ..."
2. Africa of To-day by Joseph King Goodrich (1912)
"... -el-Qahira is the true Arabic name for Cairo) to meet Richard and his crusaders on the plains of Acre; or there is pretty sure to be some episode that ..."
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