Hyksos

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adjective Hyk·sos \ˈhik-ˌsäs, -ˌsōs\

Definition of Hyksos

  1. :  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 Egypt ḥq˒ʾ ruler + h̬˒ʾšt foreign land


First Known Use: 1602


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