Ge'ez


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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.]
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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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I am often entranced by the liturgy of the Orthodox Towahedo Church in the mysterious Ge'ez language and the spirituality of its mystical saints.
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150 Years After Dillmann's Lexicon: Perspectives and Challenges of Ge'ez Studies
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The night's festivitiesNorth America's sixth annual celebration of Sigd, an Ethiopian Jewish holidayofficially began when four men chanted in Ge'ez, an ancient Semitic language that developed in Ethiopia and Eritrea, as they carried large rainbow umbrellas made of fabric to the stage.
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Today the Eritrean community celebrates a Ge'ez Rite Mass in their own language every Sunday, and the Burmese community welcomes a Burmese priest for Christmas and Holy Week services.
En cuanto al idioma utilizado en la liturgia, es el ge'ez, un idioma semita cercano al arabe, el hebreo y el antiguo copto.