Hyksos



[hik-sohs, -sos] /ˈhɪk soʊs, -sɒs/

noun
1.
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.
/ˈhɪksɒs/
noun (pl) -sos
1.
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.”

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