khamsin
noun Etymology: Arabic rīḥ al-khamsīn the wind of the fifty (days between Easter and Pentecost) Date: 1685 a hot southerly Egyptian wind

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  • khamsin — [ xamsin ] n. m. VAR. chamsin • XVIIIe; mot ar. ♦ Vent de sable analogue au sirocco, en Égypte. ● khamsin ou chamsin nom masculin (arabe khamsīn, cinquantaine) Vent brûlant et chargé de sable, qui sévit d avril à juin en Égypte, venant du désert… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • khamsin — KHAMSÍN s.n. Vânt uscat, cu nisip, asemănător cu siroco, în Egipt. [pr.: cam ] (cf. fr. khamsin) Trimis de tavi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN  KHAMSÍN CAM / s. n. vânt uscat, cu nisip, asemănător cu siroco, în Egipt. (< fr. khamsin) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • khamsin — [kam′sin, kam sēn′] n. [Ar khamsīn < khamsūn, fifty: so named for the fifty days the wind blows] a hot south wind from the Sahara that blows in the Near East, esp. Egypt, from late March until early May …   English World dictionary

  • Khamsin — Kham*sin , n. Same as {Kamsin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Khamsin — (arab., die Finger), die fünf täglichen Gebete der Moslemim …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Khamsin — For the car, see Maserati Khamsin. Khamsin in hieroglyphs …   Wikipedia

  • Khamsin — Le khamsin, kamsin ou chamsin (arabe: خمسين, khamsīn or khamseen) est un vent de sable brûlant qui souffle du désert d Égypte à Israël. Son nom signifie « cinquantaine » parce qu il est censé ne souffler que pendant une cinquantaine de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • khamsin — /kam seen , kam sin/, n. a hot southerly wind, varying from southeast to southwest, that blows regularly in Egypt and over the Red Sea for about 50 days, commencing about the middle of March. [1675 85; < Ar khamsin lit., fifty] * * * ▪ air… …   Universalium

  • Khamsin — Staubsturm über Libyen (NASA/EOS) Der Chamsin bzw. Khamsin (arabische Bezeichnung) oder auch Sharav (hebräischer Begriff) ist ein sehr heißer und trockener Wüstenwind, der zeitweise in Libyen, Ägypten sowie in Israel/ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Khamsin — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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