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Meaning of Hyksos

Hyk•sos

Pronunciation: (hik'sōs, -sos), [key]
— n.
  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.
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