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Meaning of "Khufu" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KHUFU

Khufu  [ˈkuːfuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KHUFU

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
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determiner
exclamation
Khufu is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KHUFU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Khufu

Khufu

Khufu, originally Khnum-Khufu, is the birth name of a Fourth Dynasty ancient Egyptian pharaoh, who ruled in the first half of the Old Kingdom period. Khufu was the second pharaoh of the 4th dynasty; he followed his possible father, king Sneferu, on the throne. He is generally accepted as having built the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but many other aspects of his reign are rather poorly documented. Khufu is well known under his Hellenized name Khêops or Cheops and less well known under another Hellenized name, Súphis. A rare version of the name of Khufu, used by Josephus, is Sofe. Arab historians, who wrote mystic stories about Khufu and the Giza pyramids, called him Saurid or Salhuk. The only completely preserved portrait of the king is a three-inch high ivory figurine found in a temple ruin of later period at Abydos in 1903. All other reliefs and statues were found in fragments and many buildings of Khufu are lost. Everything known about Khufu comes from inscriptions in his necropolis at Giza and later documents.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KHUFU


Chefoo
ˈtʃiːˈfuː
Corfu
kɔːˈfuː
fou
fuː
Gifu
ˈɡiːfuː
Kofu
ˈkəʊfuː
madafu
maˈdafuː
Pang-fou
ˈpæŋˈfuː
samfoo
ˈsæmfuː
samfu
ˈsæmˌfuː
Shufu
ˈʃuːˈfuː
snafu
snæˈfuː
Sufu
ˈʃuːˈfuː
Thimphu
ˈθɪmfuː
tofu
ˈtəʊˌfuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KHUFU

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Khodzhent
Khoikhoi
Khoisan
khoja
Khojent
Khomeini
Khonsu
khor
Khotan
khoum
Khrushchev
khud
Khujand
Khulna
khurta
khuskhus
khutbah
Khyber Pass

WORDS THAT END LIKE KHUFU

kung fu

Synonyms and antonyms of Khufu in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Khufu» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KHUFU

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Translator English - Chinese

胡夫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Khufu
570 millions of speakers

English

Khufu
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Khufu
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خوفو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Хуфу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Khufu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খুফুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Khéops
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Khufu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cheops
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クフ王
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쿠푸
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Khufu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Khufu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Khufu
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खुफू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Khufu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cheope
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Chufu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Хуфу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Khufu
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Χέοπα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Khufu
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Khufu
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Khufu
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KHUFU»

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1
Khufu's Wisdom
Translated by Raymond Stock From the Trade Paperback edition.
Naguib Mahfouz, 2007
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khufu: the secrets behind the building of the great pyraid
Solves the riddles of Khufu's pyramid by combining archaeological information and a professional architect's approach.
Jean-Pierre Houdin, 2006
3
The Legend of the Vampire Khufu
This is the first of Raymond Mayotte's vampire trilogy, the second book"Only Immortal" is now also available through Create space and Amazon books including Kindle. Watch for the final book, "Eternally Dammed."
Raymond Mayotte, 2010
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Khufu's Tablet
“That's correct. Somehow Khufu's pyramid acted like a gigantic receiver, or battery, that transmitted energy through the air by some means ... perhaps by some sort of carrier frequency, like radio waves, to each of the weapons, which acted like ...
Brenton Udor, 2009
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Pyramid of Secrets: The Architecture of the Great Pyramid ...
find in Khufu's full name Khnum-khuf a possible connection between the Pyramid and the concept of the sacred book. (Incidentally, it has not been possible to confirm a link between Khufu's Horus-name, Mdjd, and the word for book or papyrus ...
Alan F. Alford, 2010
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Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt
points (so that Khufu's cemeteries at Giza are among the first examples of orthogonal town planning). One of the most important of Khufu's east mastabas is certainly the one which lies at the beginning of the first row, in front of the queen's  ...
Giulio Magli, 2013
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The Awakening of Khufu
An African-American scientist, utilizing DNA sequencing, is able to bring Khufu, the builder of the the Great Pyramid, at Giza, to the twenty-first century. Khufu's advent reorders the modern world's notions on race in the ancient world.
Les Lester, 2008
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The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody
Why wouldn't it? In other words, it is not the nature of a pyramid to fall down, and that explains why the Great Pyramid is still standing after all these years.20 Khufu also built those three small pyramids at the eastern side of the Great Pyramid.
Will Cuppy, 2008
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Epoch - Bloodlines
Khufu said grudgingly. „This time say it with feeling.‟ „What, just get off me!‟ „ Say it nicer and I will.‟ Aken said with a little smugness. „I‟ll tell mother.‟ Aken winced at this, faltered and then ploughed his fist into Khufu‟s nose. He then got off ...
Ben Haggerty
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Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of ...
Three Novels of Ancient Egypt gives us a dazzling tapestry of ancient Egypt and reminds us of the remarkable artistry of Naguib Mahfouz. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
Naguib Mahfouz, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KHUFU»

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The use of white actors to portray King Tut sheds light on the …
... school on an even keel. Is that asking too much? Les Lester is a freelance journalist and author of the novel “The Awakening of Khufu.” Twitter @LesLester. «MinnPost, Jul 15»
2
What do rafting, The Hague, and pyramids have in common? The …
... as the “world's oldest substantial monumental structure to be built of dressed stone” and the Pyramid of Khufu – the largest existing pyramid. «Mail & Guardian Africa, Jul 15»
3
Identify unknown soldiers
This image shows 704 men from the 11th Battalion's total complement of 1021, assembled at the great Pyramid of Khufu on the morning of ... «Community Newspaper Group, Jul 15»
4
NV5 Supports a New Survey of the Great Pyramid of Giza
Built over a 20 year period as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 B.C., the Great Pyramid is made of over two million blocks of ... «PennEnergy, Jun 15»
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Announcing...The Best Plot Twist
... managed to build the carved limestone of this weirdo's life into what would eventually become TV's equivalent of the Great Pyramid of Khufu. «Vulture, Jun 15»
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NASA Orbiter Finds Puzzling Pyramid-Shaped Structure on Ceres …
And a 3.9 mile (6,300 meter) height is a lot more than any pyramid. The world's largest pyramid the Great Pyramid of Khufu is just 455 feet (139 ... «WallStreet OTC, Jun 15»
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Thirty wooden beams of Khufu's second solar boat arrive to the GEM
A collection of 30 wooden beams of King Khufu's second solar boat have arrived to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) after restoration. «Ahram Online, Jun 15»
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Home » » From Ritual to Spiritual
Only the two Great Pyramids in Giza, Pyramid of Khufu 146.6 meters tall and Pyramid of Khafre 143 meters tall, stood taller than ... «The Island.lk, Jun 15»
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Station Astronaut Snaps Super Sharp View of the Great Pyramids …
Map of Giza pyramid complex – “Pyramid of Khufu” refers to the Great ... the Great Pyramid or Pyramid of Khufu was built over around 10 to 20 ... «Universe Today, Jun 15»
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How long did it take to build the Great Pyramid?
In addition to Khufu's pyramid, two other large pyramids for pharaohs were erected at the Giza site, one for his son Khafra (it originally stood ... «History, Jun 15»

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