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variants or less commonly Ramessid
: 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.


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variants or less commonly Ramessid
plural -s
: a king of the XXth Egyptian dynasty

Word History



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 25 Sep. 2023.

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