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(ˈiːθɪˌɒp) or


(Peoples) archaic words for Black


(ˈi θiˌɒp)

adj., n.
Archaic. Ethiopian.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
References in classic literature ?
Tonight, before my Ethiop friends eat you, I shall tell you what has already befallen your wife and child, and what further plans I have for their futures.
That on the right," said Edricson, "appears to have the head of an Ethiop upon it.
Newman, "'And wash the Ethiop white': Femininity and .
5) Karen Newman, "And wash the Ethiop white': Femininity and the Monstrous in Othello," in Shakespeare Reproduced: The Text in History and Ideology, ed.
Vardaman, sometime Mississippi governor and senator, who maintained: "We would be justified in slaughtering every Ethiop on the earth to preserve unsullied the honor of one Caucasian home" (Kirwan 146-47).
2) Ethirpe 'Ethiopia': be folk of Ethiope (1350), Zara of Ethiop (1425), a man of Ethiopie (1425), kyng off Ethiope (1439), the kynge of Ethioppe (1475), folke of ethiopy (1500); Ethirpien (12) 'an inhabitant of Ethiopia': men of Persis, Ethiopiens and Libiens with hem (1384), the puplis of Ethiopiens (1425), the queen of Ethiopiens (1425);
The Sphinx has intercourse with what could be precious souvenirs and trophies, the "swarthy Ethiop whose body was of polished jet" (1.
Ethiop J Health Dev 2009;23(Special (Silver Jubilee) Issue):172-73.
and beneath blankets woven by Ethiop Jewish children of the Sheban
The image of a beautifully bejeweled Ethiop evokes the African or dark desires as the necessary and defining field against which to imagine Romeo's desire for Juliet.
The Ethiop is the shadow laid across our path, a perplexing obstacle to the soul's attainment of the harmonious and the good.
14) The popularity of certain biblical quotations about the indelible nature of skin color ("can't wash an Ethiop white") and belief in the Curse of Ham were part of this larger pattern.