kham|sin


kham|sin
kham|sin «KAM sihn, kam SEEN», noun.
an oppressive, hot, southerly wind that blows from the Sahara toward Egypt and Israel at intervals, usually in spring and early summer. Also, hamsin, kamsin, kamseen.
[< Arabic khamsīn < rih al-khamsīn (the) wind (of) the fifty (days)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.