Hyksos

adjective
Hyk·​sos | \ ˈhik-ˌsäs How to pronounce Hyksos (audio) , -ˌsōs \

Definition of Hyksos

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

First Known Use of Hyksos

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hyksos

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

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“Hyksos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyksos. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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