What does khamsin mean?

Definitions for khamsinkæmˈsin, ˈkæm sɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. khamsin(noun)

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


  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

  3. Origin: [Ar. khamsn, fr. khamsn, oblique case khamsn, fifty; -- so called because it blows for about fifty days, from April till June.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Khamsin

    kam′sin, n. a hot south-west wind in Egypt, blowing for about fifty days from about the middle of March. [Ar.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of khamsin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of khamsin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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