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What does the word "Pharaoh" mean?
Amenophis III

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  What does the word "Pharaoh" mean?  
  When did Pharaohs wear a blue crown?  
  Who was the first Pharaoh whose name we know?  
 
 
The word "Pharaoh" was never used to address the Egyptian king directly. It was used in the New Kingdom to speak about him respectfully and it actually means "The Great House", which is another word for the royal palace.