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- n. the Hyksos
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the chiefs of a nomadic people who invaded Egypt from the East in the traditional period, and conquered it, at least in part. They were expelled after about five hundred years, and attempts have been made to connect their expulsion with narrative in the book of Exodus.
Translating Greek βασιλείς ποιμένες, a mistranslation of Egyptian heqa khoswe ‘foreign rulers’. (Wiktionary)
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