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.

Exact synonyms: Al Qahira, Cairo, Capital Of Egypt, Egyptian Capital
Generic synonyms: Port, National Capital
Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Member holonyms: Cairene

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Lexicographical Neighbors of El Qahira

El Alamein
El Beda
El Caudillo
El Cid
El Dorado
El Giza
El Greco
El Iskandriyah
El Libertador
El Misti
El Muerto
El Nino
El Nino southern oscillation
El Niño
El Paso
El Qahira
El Salvador
El Salvadoran colon
El Salvadoran monetary unit
El Tel
El Tor vibrio
Elaeagnus augustifolia
Elaeagnus commutata
Elaeagnus latifolia
Elaeis guineensis
Elaeis oleifera
Elaeocarpus grandis

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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