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Ge'ez

 (gĭ′ĭz, gĕ′ĕz, gē-ĕz′)
n.
A Semitic language, closely related to Tigrinya and Tigré, that was spoken in the empire of Aksum and is still used in the liturgy of the Ethiopian and Eritrean branches of the Oriental Orthodox Church. Also called Ethiopic.

[Ge'ez gə'əz, Ethiopian.]

Ge'ez

(ˈɡiːɛz)
n
1. (Languages) the classical form of the ancient Ethiopic language, having an extensive Christian literature and still used in Ethiopia as a liturgical language
2. (Historical Terms) the classical form of the ancient Ethiopic language, having an extensive Christian literature and still used in Ethiopia as a liturgical language
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150 Years After Dillmann's Lexicon: Perspectives and Challenges of Ge'ez Studies
She may have always worn a protective amulet containing a Ge'ez prayer scroll around her neck, which her mother placed on her because the family next door was known to be yabuda zar, the race of buda.
When they arrived, two of them, both of whom were wearing a tallit, began to chant verses from the Bible, and other liturgy, in Ge'ez.
En cuanto al idioma utilizado en la liturgia, es el ge'ez, un idioma semita cercano al arabe, el hebreo y el antiguo copto.
Manuscripts and magic scrolls (prayer scrolls) feature an early Ethiopian language, Ge'ez, according to Laura Garrity-Arquitt of the museum.
Me gustaria precisar que el amharico es el idioma que usamos comunmente, pero los servicios y libros religiosos de la iglesia copta se encuentran escritos en Ge'ez, que es una especie de latin africano.
Thus Arabic and Ge'ez (Ethiopic) scripts, and Chinese, Mayan, and other writing systems might be seen as unrevealed abstractions (although language translation apps like Word Lens will change this)--even mysterious, when in fact they might express the intellectual equivalent of Facebook updates (the hieroglyphs on the obelisk in Central Park obsequiously pipe, "The Youth / Beautiful for Love").
Songs feature lyrics in English and the classical Ethiopic language of Ge'ez.
She also developed a passion for old books, mainly religious texts, some illustrated and invariably written on parchment in Ge'ez (the ancient language of Ethiopia).
20) Furthermore, the book of 1 Enoch was preserved in classical Ge'ez as part of the Ethiopic Bible.
The African Code employs the Ge'ez alphabet and treats Kiswahili as the official Pan-African language and, subsequently, Ge'ez as an African script to replace all forms of Latin to write all African languages.
Other early translations of the Bibles appeared in the Syriac dialect of Aramaic, in the Ge'ez language in Ethiopia and in Latin in Western Europe.