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Rameses

[ram-uh-seez] /ˈræm əˌsiz/
noun
1.
Ramses (def 1).
2.
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  • Sing now, as aforetime to Rameses, how, and of what should he sing?

  • Rameses appears to have had most of the evil traits of the arbitrary despot.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • "You have the wife—let the horses go," said Rameses soothingly.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The colossal head of another statue of Rameses was found near by.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • He led them to a bench under the calm serene chaperonage of Rameses who kept sentinel over them.

    Fairfax and His Pride Marie Van Vorst
  • And they built for Pharaoh the store-cities, Pithom and Rameses.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • “Take off thy wig and show him the sign on thy forehead,” said Rameses.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • They had sent me to the workmen, who were building the fortifications in Zoan, the town of Rameses.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • And you really believe that you will succeed in putting the sparrow on the eagle's perch—Ani on the throne of Rameses?

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • I positively refused, as Rameses had required the report at my hands, and not at his.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Rameses

Rameses

/ˈræmɪˌsiːz/
noun
1.
same as Ramses
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Rameses in the Bible

"the land of" (Gen. 47:11), was probably "the land of Goshen" (q.v.) 45:10. After the Hebrews had built Rameses, one of the "treasure cities," it came to be known as the "land" in which that city was built. The city bearing this name (Ex. 12:37) was probably identical with Zoan, which Rameses II. ("son of the sun") rebuilt. It became his special residence, and ranked next in importance and magnificance to Thebes. Huge masses of bricks, made of Nile mud, sun-dried, some of them mixed with stubble, possibly moulded by Jewish hands, still mark the site of Rameses. This was the general rendezvous of the Israelites before they began their march out of Egypt. Called also Raamses (Ex. 1:11).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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