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 (ē′thē-ŏp′ĭk, -ō′pĭk)
See Ge'ez.
1. Of or relating to Ge'ez.
2. Ethiopian.


(ˌiːθɪˈɒpɪk; -ˈəʊpɪk)
1. (Languages) the ancient language of Ethiopia, belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a Christian liturgical language. See also Ge'ez
2. (Languages) the group of languages developed from this language, including Amharic, Tigre, and Tigrinya
3. (Languages) denoting or relating to this language or group of languages
4. a less common word for Ethiopian


(ˌi θiˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk)

the subgroup of Semitic languages spoken in Ethiopia.
[1650–60; < Latin]
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Ethiopic scorchings browned the upper slopes of the pastures, but there was still bright green herbage here where the watercourses purled.
The exhibition "Books/Lives: Every Book Has a Story" featured a collection of manuscripts and early printed books drawn from the library's holdings, including several books of hours, an Ethiopic Gospel, and Albrecht Durer's work on human proportion, among other treasures from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries.
In sections on research in Ge'ez linguistics, language contact, and Ge'ez lexicography in comparison, they consider such topics as bringing Ge'ez into the digital era: computational tools for processing Classical Ethiopic, editing and normalizing Ethiopic texts, nasal infix as index of Semitic loanwords borrowed through the Greek, and beyond Dillman's Lexicon and toward digital lexicography: lessons from Syriac.
This collection of essays takes a limited view of science, based mostly upon the so-called Astronomical Book of First Enoch in its surviving Ethiopic version and some important Aramaic duplicates from the Dead Sea Scrolls (see Drawnel 2011), as well as other fragments of astrology and physiognomic omens from Qumran; these hardly constitute a representative sample of ancient sciences.
Stuckenbruck, Loren, "1 Enoch or Ethiopic Enoch in Outline," https://www.
in the New Orleans slave market, while his mother was being sold on the block was, both in legend and fact, the reincarnation of Prester John, that wise Ethiopic king of antiquity, in our day all but forgotten, but whose amazing and otherwise inexplicable reappearance a few short weeks ago at the abovementioned Gospel Summit, had in fact been predicted in the lyrics of the title song of the Angel, Little Antioch's most recent and most sensationally successful album, "Lord, Lordy Lord, I Need an Explanation
Garvey is given credit for the Ethiopic sentiment among Black people in the diaspora.
This genus has a Palaearctic, Ethiopic and Oriental region distribution, however, is not wide spread in the world generally.
Arabic, Armenian, 96% [10] Devnagari, Chinese, Cyrillic, Burmese, Ethiopic, Japanese, Hebrew, Greek, Korean, Latin, Thai Wood et al.
See the Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic, and Ugaritic examples in: Ernest Klein, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language (New York: Macmillan, 1987) p.
Part 2 focuses on writing systems of the world: Chinese (Feng Kejian and Li Juansheng), Japanese (Keiko Sei), Korean (Dong-Min Yoo), Indian (two essays, one by Srinivasan Kalyanaraman and the other by Come Carpentier de Gourdon), Arabic (Suleiman Huseiki), Hebrew (Hagith Sivan), Greek (Nikolaos Pantelidis), Latin (Juan-Miguel Ferrer ye Grenesche), Cyrillic (Kirill Razlogov), Armenian (Edik Gabuzhian), Georgian (Buba Kudava), and Ethiopic (Tekeste Negash).