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Cheops

[ kee-ops ]
/ ˈki ɒps /
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noun
flourished early 26th century b.c., king of Egypt: builder of the great pyramid at Giza (father of Khafre).
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Also called Khu·fu [koo-foo] /ˈku fu/ .

Origin of Cheops

First recorded in 1610–20; from Greek Chéops, from Egyptian ḫw.f-wj “He [the god Khnum] protects me”; see also Khnum
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Cheops
/ (ˈkiːɒps) /

noun
original name Khufu. Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (?2613–?2494 bc), who built the largest pyramid at El Gîza
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