Genghis Khan

[jeng-gis kahn or, often, geng-]
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noun

1162–1227, Mongol conqueror of most of Asia and of E Europe to the Dnieper River.

Also Jenghis Khan, Jenghiz Khan.

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British Dictionary definitions for genghis khan

Genghis Khan

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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Culture 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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