Pronounced Pron. ªl-QAH-hi-rah [key]
Other Forms FormsCairo (English), Kashromi (Coptic) Il Cairo (Italian)
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Meaning & History
It is the original form of Cairo the Egyptian capital city. Al-Qāhira means 'The Conquerer' because of a myth between its foundation and the planet Mars (that in Arabic is 'The Conquerer Star').