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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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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.
Dorn was the first professor who started teaching Ge'ez language in Kharkov University (Olderogge, 1975).
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.