faro

faro
faros. m. 1 Costruzione elevata recante alla sommità una sorgente luminosa di grande intensità che serve di riferimento per la navigazione marittima o aerea. 2 (est.) Riflettore, fanale | Nei veicoli, proiettore: faro antinebbia; faro di retromarcia. 3 (fig., lett.) Guida spirituale: faro di civiltà. ETIMOLOGIA: dal lat. Pharus, a sua volta dal greco Pháros, nome di un'isoletta nel porto di Alessandria, dove si trovava una torre bianca da cui risplendeva la luce ai naviganti nella notte.

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