Definition of Khamsin

1. Noun. An oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring.

Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind



Definition of Khamsin

1. n. Same as Kamsin.

Definition of Khamsin

1. Noun. A hot wind in Egypt which blows (for about 50 days) from the desert, bringing with it sand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Khamsin

1. a hot, dry wind [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khamsin

khalifahs
khalifas
khalifat
khalifate
khalifates
khalifats
khaliff
khaliffs
khalifs
khalsa
khamaseen
khamaseens
khamrabaevite
khamseen
khamseens
khamsin (current term)
khamsins
khan
khana
khanas
khanate
khanates
khanda
khanga
khangas
khanjar
khanjars
khans
khansama

Literary usage of Khamsin

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1. The Little Book of American Poets, 1787-1900 by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1915)
"I shall be satisfied If only the dreams abide. khamsin Clinton ... khamsin, The wind from the desert, blew in! It blew from the heart of the fiery south, ..."

2. Meteorology, Weather, and Methods of Forecasting, Description of by Thomas Russell (1895)
"In Egypt the hot wind from the desert is known as the " khamsin " or "fifty," from the prevalent notion that it blows for that number of days. ..."

3. Egypt by James Carlile McCoan, Wilfred C. Lay (1902)
"CHAPTER XVII CLIMATE Generally, Dry and Hot—Considerable Difference between Coast and Interior—No Real Winter in Egypt—The khamsin—Mean Summer Temperature ..."

4. Egypt Past and Present: Described and Illustrated : with a Narrative of Its by William Henry Davenport Adams (1885)
"The curse of Egypt is the khamsin. That fierce southern wind which, in April and May, blows as its name indicates, for fifty days ; hot as the blast of a ..."

5. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"... Plains and Hills — Oases — Luxuriant Vegetation of the Oases — Contrasts of Light and Shade — The khamsin or Simoom — Animals and Reptiles— The Ostrich ..."

6. Village Life in Egypt: With Sketches of the Säid by Bayle St. John (1852)
"... Oriental Home — Departure for the Upper Country—Crew and Attendants — Out on the Canal — Reminiscences of a khamsin Day—Extraordinary Scene — Beautiful ..."

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