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Genghis Khan

[jeng-gis kahn or, often, geng-]
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noun
  1. 1162–1227, Mongol conqueror of most of Asia and of E Europe to the Dnieper River.
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Also Jenghis Khan, Jenghiz Khan.
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  • Genghis-Khan, the renowned Asiatic conqueror, had for his mother a warlike woman.

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Genghis Khan

noun
  1. 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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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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