Hyksos

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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 and Etymology of hyksos

Greek Hyksōs, dynasty ruling Egypt, perhaps from Egyptian ḥqʾ̹ ruler + h̬ʾ̹št foreign land


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