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