- Coptic [käp′tik]n.[ModL Coptus, earlier Cophtus < Ar Quft, Qift, the Copts < Coptic Gyptios < Gr Aigyptios, Egyptian]the Afroasiatic language of the Copts, derived from ancient Egyptian and attested from the 3d cent. A.D.: now used only in the ritual of the Coptic Churchadj.1. of the Copts or their language or culture2. of the Coptic Church
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.