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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Genghis Khan Originally Temujin. 1162?-1227. Mongol conqueror who united the Mongol tribes and forged an empire stretching from China to the Danube River and into Persia. In 1206 he took the name Genghis Khan ("supreme conqueror.”)

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  • proper n. the founder and ruler (khan) of the Mongol Empire

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  • n. Mongolian emperor whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean (1162-1227)


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