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Genghis Khan

[ jeng-gis kahn or, often, geng- ]
/ ˈdʒɛŋ gɪs ˈkɑn or, often, ˈgɛŋ- /
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noun
1162–1227, Mongol conqueror of most of Asia and of eastern Europe to the Dnieper River.

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British Dictionary definitions for Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan
/ (ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs kɑːn) /

noun
original name Temuchin or Temujin. ?1162–1227, Mongol ruler, whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the PacificAlso: Jinghis Khan, Jenghis Khan
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Cultural definitions for Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan
[ (jeng-gis, geng-gis kahn) ]

A Mongolian general and emperor of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, known for his military leadership and great cruelty. He conquered vast portions of northern China and southwestern Asia.

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