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1. A member of a historically Christian people of Egypt.
2. A member of the Coptic Church.
[French Copte, from New Latin Coptus, from Arabic Qubṭ, Copts, from Coptic Gyptias, from Greek Aiguptios, an Egyptian, from Aiguptos, Egypt, from Egyptian ḥwt-k'-ptḥ, the name of the temple of Ptah at Memphis : ḥwt, house + k', life force, spirit + ptḥ, Ptah.]
1. (Christian Churches, other) a member of the Coptic Church
2. (Peoples) an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
[C17: from Arabic qubt Copts, from Coptic kyptios Egyptian, from Greek Aiguptios, from Aiguptos Egypt]
an Egyptian who is a member of the Coptic Church.
[1605–15; < Arabic qubṭ, back formation from qubṭī < Coptic kyptios, variant of gyptios < Greek Aigýptios Egyptian]
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|Noun||1.||Copt - an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians|
Egyptian - a native or inhabitant of Egypt
|2.||Copt - a member of the Coptic Church|
Coptic Church - the ancient Christian church of Egypt
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination