Definition of Ramses in English:


proper noun

(also Rameses)
  • 1The name of eleven Egyptian pharaohs.

    1. 1.1Ramses II (died c.1225 BC), reigned c.1292–c.1225 BC; known as Ramses the Great. The third pharaoh of the 19th dynasty, he built vast monuments and statues, including the two rock temples at Abu Simbel.
    2. 1.2Ramses III (died c.1167 BC), reigned c.1198–c.1167 BC. The second pharaoh of the 20th dynasty, he fought decisive battles against the Libyans and the Sea Peoples. After his death the power of Egypt declined.



/ˈramsēz/ /ˈræmsiz/