from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Copts, Coptic Orthodox Church or to the Coptic language.
  • n. The Coptic language of Egypt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Copts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Copts, as distinct from the Arabians and other inhabitants of modern Egypt. See II.
  • n. A Copt.
  • n. The language of the Copts, descended from the ancient Egyptian (of the Hamitic family of languages), and used in Egypt till within the last two centuries, but now superseded as a living language by Arabic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia; written in the Greek alphabet
  • adj. of or relating to the Copts or their church or language or art


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  • "And" is omitted in Coptic and Andreas with English Version, but is inserted by A, B, Vulgate and Syriac. blessed -- (Re 1: 3).

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  • Damietta branch, the old Sebennytus (in Coptic Jem-nuti = Jem the

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  • Ba’albak = Ba’al (the God) - city (bek in Coptic and ancient Egyptian.)

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  • "Even the word Coptic derives from the Greek for Egyptian.

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  • (By dah way, dis be da 6th day of Baramhat), and we haz a lot of fasting; the ancient Egyptian language used at the time when Christianity arrived – called Coptic – is used in da services (along with Arabic and English).

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  • It was very generally said that they had all fallen victims to some vendetta or curse attaching to the possession of a relic of great value both intrinsically and historically: a sort of chalice inlaid with precious stones and commonly called the Coptic Cup.

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