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

the subgroup of Semitic languages spoken in Ethiopia.
[1650–60; < Latin]
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References in classic literature ?
Ethiopic scorchings browned the upper slopes of the pastures, but there was still bright green herbage here where the watercourses purled.
The text is newly translated from the extant Syriac (with an eye to Ethiopic manuscripts) into English by Alistair Stewart, and the introduction makes the case for a fourth century Cappadocian redactor who gave the work its present shape, though much of its material goes back at least to the third century.
(24) If we assume that the Biblical Hebrew paradigm, 3mp y- and 3fp t-, is original, (25) all other systems can be explained: Ugaritic, Mari Akkadian, and Amarna Canaanite levelled the feminine prefix t- for 3cp, while Akkadian, Arabic, Ethiopic, and Aramaic levelled the masculine prefix y- for 3cp (Hasselbach 2004: 25).
Ezra and Gurum (2002) investigate the condition of child mortality in case of Southern Ethiopic by using the data of community and family survey.
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.
All but one of the 11 papers in this collection are from an October 2015 international conference in Hamburg, Germany, called to consolidate the state-of-the-art scholarship on Ge'ez lexicography before linguists develop the first electronic web-based dictionary of Classical Ethiopic. 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.
Stuckenbruck, Loren, "1 Enoch or Ethiopic Enoch in Outline,", accessed September 12, 2015.
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!" which album, in the few shorts weeks since the astonishing sequence of events, which I will now attempt to relate has sold more copies worldwide than any previous album in the history of pop music; only the Holy Bible has beat it on the bestseller lists.)
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.