Khamsin meaning

kăm-sēn
A generally southerly hot wind originating in the Sahara that blows across Egypt from late March to early May.
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A hot wind in Egypt which blows (for about 50 days) from the desert, bringing with it sand.
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A hot south wind from the Sahara that blows in the Near East, esp. Egypt, from late March until early May.
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Origin of khamsin

  • Arabic (rīḥ al-)ḫamsīn (wind of the) 50 (days), khamsin from oblique case of ḫamsūn fifty from ḫams five ḫmš in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Egyptian Arabic خمسين (khamsīn, “fifty”).

    From Wiktionary