Definitions for khamsinkæmˈsin, ˈkæm sɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kham•sinkæmˈsin, ˈkæm sɪn(n.)

  1. a hot southerly wind that blows regularly in Egypt and over the Red Sea for about 50 days, commencing about the middle of March.

    Category: Meteorology

Origin of khamsin:

1675–85; < Ar khamsīn lit., fifty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. khamsin(noun)

    an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring

Wiktionary

  1. khamsin(Noun)

    A hot wind in Egypt which blows (for about 50 days) from the desert, bringing with it sand.

  2. Origin: Egyptian خمسين.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Khamsin(noun)

    a hot southwesterly wind in Egypt, coming from the Sahara

  2. Khamsin(noun)

    same as Kamsin

Freebase

  1. Khamsin

    Khamsin, khamseen, chamsin or hamsin, more commonly known in Egypt as khamaseen is a dry, hot, dusty local wind, blowing from the south, in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Similar winds in the area are sirocco and simoom. From the Arabic word for "fifty", throughout the Levant, these dry, dust-filled windstorms often blow sporadically over fifty days, hence the name.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Khamsin

    a hot sand wind which blows in Egypt from the desert for fifty days, chiefly before and after the month of May.

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