Coptic


Coptic
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 Church
adj.
1. of the Copts or their language or culture
2. of the Coptic Church

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