Hyksos(redirected from Hykshos)
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A Semitic people who invaded Egypt and ruled it during the 17th and 16th centuries bc. They introduced the horse and chariot into Egypt.
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n, pl -sos
(Historical Terms) a member of a nomadic Asian people, probably Semites, who controlled Egypt from 1720 bc until 1560 bc
[from Greek Huksōs name of ruling dynasty in Egypt, from Egyptian hq's'sw ruler of the lands of the nomads]
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Hyk•sos(ˈhɪk soʊs, -sɒs)
a succession of rulers of Asian origin who controlled parts of ancient Egypt between the 13th and 18th dynasties, c1650–1500 b.c.
[1595–1605; < Greek Hyksṓs, perhaps < Egyptian ḥg(') ruler + h'st foreign land]
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