Definition of Kamsin

1. n. A hot southwesterly wind in Egypt, coming from the Sahara.



Definition of Kamsin

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of khamsin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kamsin

1. khamsin [n -S] - See also: khamsin

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kamsin

kamishibai
kamitugaite
kamme
kampang
kampangs
kampfite
kampong
kampongs
kamptulicon
kamptulicons
kampung
kampungs
kampylite
kamseen
kamseens
kamsin (current term)
kamsins
kamtschadales
kana
kanaf
kanaka
kanakas
kanamycin
kanamycin - alpha-hydroxy-gamma-aminobutyl acylase
kanamycin kinase
kanamycin nucleotidyltransferase
kanamycin resistance
kanamycin sulfate
kanamycins
kanas

Literary usage of Kamsin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"The head and ears have some affinity to those of a hare. kamsin, a hot southerly wind common in Egypt It prevails more or less for fifty days. ..."

2. Recollections of Egypt by Minutoli (1827)
"The kamsin.—Return to Cairo. ON the following day we left Syene, to return to Cairo. A favourable wind and the current of the river, made us advance with ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1827)
"Next to an indolent and roguish Reis, the traveller must take care to avoid the kamsin, which is sometimes as fatal as the fiery tempest of the desert. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1816)
"The dreadful southerly wind, called by the Egyptians the kamsin, ... the deadly blast of the kamsin assailed him, and prevented the necessary repose. ..."

5. A General View of the Natural History of the Atmosphere: And of Its by Henry Robertson (1808)
"The longer continuance of the kamsin in Italy than in Egypt, is probably in ... The kamsin blows over the Mediterranean in a south-east direction, ..."

6. Maritime Geography and Statistics by James Kingston Tuckey (1815)
"The kamsin is a SSW wind, which blows hi Egypt in March and April, generally not more than ... On • The kamsin signifies the wind of fifty days: then named ..."

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