[hik-sohs, -sos] /ˈhɪk soʊs, -sɒs/
a nomadic people who conquered and ruled ancient Egypt between the 13th and 18th dynasties, c1700–1580 b.c.: believed to have been a Semitic people that originally migrated into Egypt from Asia.
noun (pl) -sos
a member of a nomadic Asian people, probably Semites, who controlled Egypt from 1720 bc until 1560 bc
c.1600, 15th dynasty of Egyptian kings (1650-1558 B.C.E.), called “Shepherd Kings,” from Greek Hyksos, from Egyptian, either hiq shasu “ruler of nomads,” or heqa khoswe “chief of foreign lands.”
[hahy-luh] /ˈhaɪ lə/ noun 1. a tree frog of the genus Hyla. /ˈhaɪlə/ noun 1. any tree frog of the genus Hyla, such as H. leucophyllata (white-spotted hyla) of tropical America
1. a combining form meaning “wood,” “matter,” used in the formation of compound words: hylophagous; hylotheism. combining form 1. indicating matter (as distinguished from spirit): hylozoism 2. indicating wood: hylophagous word-forming element meaning “wood, forest; matter,” from Greek hylo-, from hylos “wood; matter,” of unknown origin.
[hahy-luh-mawr-fik] /ˌhaɪ ləˈmɔr fɪk/ adjective, Philosophy. 1. (of a creature) composed of corporeal and spiritual matter.
[hahy-luh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ ləˈmɔr fɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. the theory that every physical object is composed of two principles, an unchanging prime matter and a form deprived of actuality with every substantial change of the object. /ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm/ noun 1. the philosophical doctrine that identifies matter with the first cause of the universe