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Hyksos

adjective Hyk·sos \ˈhik-ˌsäs, -ˌsōs\

Definition of HYKSOS

:  of or relating to a Semite dynasty that ruled Egypt from about the 18th to the 16th century b.c.

Origin of HYKSOS

Greek Hyksōs, dynasty ruling Egyptian, perhaps from Egyptian ḥq˒ʾ ruler + h̬˒ʾšt foreign land
First Known Use: 1602

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