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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

Coptic

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

[ˈkɒptɪk] adjcopte
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Coptic

adjkoptisch
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References in classic literature ?
"The origin of its name, like the origin of its waters, has fired the imagination of the learned; they have sought to trace it from the Greek, the Coptic, the Sanscrit; but all that matters little now, since we have made it surrender the secret of its source!"
It is my analysis of the documents found in the Coptic monasteries of Syria and Egypt, a work which will cut deep at the very foundation of revealed religion.
Elliot had a profound knowledge of Coptic, which he concealed as far as possible, and quoted French phrases so exquisitely that it was hard to believe that he could also speak the ordinary tongue.
As a result of their solid faith in Jesus Christ and refusal to worship Roman Emperors, the Coptics suffered severe persecution and death under the rule of the Roman Empire.
Recent times have been very harsh on Coptics within Egypt, with little to no support from both the international and diplomatic community.
Growing up as a young Muslim boy in Australia, our family doctor was a Coptic Christian.
The isotopic ratios found in eight Egyptian mummies suggest that they had a relatively restricted carnivorous diet, whereas Egyptian Coptics had a much more varied one.
A fight between children from Muslim and Coptic families escalated, leading to a fight between the parents of two Coptic families and one Muslim family.
In response to the incident, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Church Bishop Raphael blamed local officials of Tahna El Gabel for the incident and requested for a prompt reshuffle via Twitter.
In May, Soaad Thabet, a 70-year-old Coptic woman, was forced out of her home by an angry mob and was dragged into the street, beaten, and stripped, the church claimed.
Anglican Church of Canada leaders have expressed their solidarity and offered prayers to the Coptic Church following the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.
"Like so many others in the world, I have viewed with horror and deep grief the images of the brutal execution of 21 young Coptic Christian men...