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Cop·tic

 (kŏp′tĭk)
n.
The Afro-Asiatic language of the Copts, which survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Church.
adj.
Of or relating to the Copts, the Coptic Church, or the Coptic language.

Coptic

(ˈkɒptɪk)
n
(Languages) an Afro-Asiatic language, written in the Greek alphabet but descended from ancient Egyptian. It was extinct as a spoken language by about 1600 ad but survives in the Coptic Church
adj
1. (Languages) of or relating to this language
2. (Christian Churches, other) of or relating to the Copts
3. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Copts
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Copts

Cop•tic

(ˈkɒp tɪk)

n.
1. an Afroasiatic language descended from ancient Egyptian, extinct as an everyday form of speech but surviving in the liturgy and literature of the Coptic Church.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to Coptic or the Copts.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Coptic - the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and EthiopiaCoptic - the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia; written in the Greek alphabet
Egyptian - the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC
Adj.1.Coptic - of or relating to the Copts or their church or language or art; "the distinctive Coptic art of 6th-century Christian Egypt"
Translations

Coptic

[ˈkɒptɪk]
A. ADJcopto
B. CPD the Coptic Church Nla Iglesia Copta

Coptic

[ˈkɒptɪk] adjcopte

Coptic

adjkoptisch
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