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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.AH-mos English
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Meaning & History

From Egyptian Iah-ms meaning "born of Iah", derived from the name of the Egyptian god IAH combined with mesu "be born". This was the name of the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He defeated the Hyksos and drove them from Egypt.
VariantsAmosis, Iahmesu

Images

Head from a statue of pharaoh Ahmose IHead from a statue of pharaoh Ahmose I

Categories

pharaohs
Entry updated March 14, 2016   Contribute