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kamsin


kamsin


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kamsin  \Kam*sin"\,  Khamsin  \Kham*sin"\,  n.  [Ar.  khams[=i]n,  fr 
  khams[=u]n,  oblique  case  khams[=i]n,  fifty;  --  so  called 
  because  it  blows  for  about  fifty  days,  from  April  till  June.] 
  A  hot  southwesterly  wind  in  Egypt,  coming  from  the  Sahara. 
  [Written  also  {Khamseen}.]