Aegyptus

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Aegyptus

(iːˈdʒɪptəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Egypt and twin brother of Danaüs
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Egypt is the English rendering of Aigyptos, Greek, for land of black people.
Cuando termine la misa de tres horas, Marcos, que tiene como primera lengua el catalan aprendido en el colegio y como segunda el arabe, explicara con pasion que los coptos son los verdaderos egipcios, que copto es una palabra griega, Aigyptos, que tradujo un vocablo de la epoca de los faraones.
The word "Copt" means "Egypt" - both terms coming to us from the Arabic word pronounced Qibt and the Greek Aigyptos, which is derived from the Egyptian source "Kmt", the letter m having been displaced by the phonetically interchangeable letter b.