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Type Settlement
Usage Coptic
Scripts ϯⲕⲉϣⲣⲱⲙⲓ(Coptic)
Pronounced Pron. /tə.kəʃ.ˈɾoː.mə/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "breaker of men" in Coptic, from the feminine definite article ϯ (ti) combined with ⲕⲱϣ (kosh) meaning "break" and ⲣⲱⲙⲓ (romi) meaning "man" — taken from a calque of the city's Arabic name القاهرة (al-Qahirah) meaning "the victorious". Alternately it may be derived from Arabic قصر الروم (qasr ar-rum) meaning "the Roman castle". This is the Coptic name of the city of Cairo.
Added 1/25/2024 by anonymous