Ramesside

adjective
Ram·​es·​side | \ ˈraməˌsīd, -sə̇d \
variants: or less commonly Ramessid \ -​sə̇d \

Definition of Ramesside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the kings of ancient Egypt named Ramses especially : of or relating to the kings of the XXth dynasty founded by Ramses III about 1200 b.c.

Ramesside

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly Ramessid \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Ramesside (Entry 2 of 2)

: a king of the XXth Egyptian dynasty

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History and Etymology for Ramesside

Adjective

irregular (influence of the Greek form Rhamessēs) from Rameses (Ramses), the name of 12 kings of ancient Egypt that reigned intermittently from about 1315–1090 b.c. + English -ide, -id

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“Ramesside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ramesside. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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