foreign (prob. Semitic) kings of Egypt (c. 1700-c. 1550 ), traditionally considered to have formed the XVth & XVIth dynasties
Origin of HyksosClassical Greek Hyks?s ; from Egyptian Hiq shasu, chief of the nomadic tribes
A Semitic people who invaded Egypt and ruled it during the 17th and 16th centuries BC. They introduced the horse and chariot into Egypt.