American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Ethiopia or its peoples or cultures.
- adj. Of or relating to the zoogeographic region that includes Africa and most of Arabia.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Ethiopia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In geography, relating to Ethiopia or to its inhabitants.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Ethiopia, an ancient region of eastern Africa, south of Egypt, including modern Abyssinia. The dominant race of Ethiopians, also called
Cushites, were Semitic, and are represented by the modern Abyssinians, who, however, have become much mixed. Ethiopia in a restricted sense denoted a kingdom corresponding partly with Nubia, and also called Meroe.
- n. In an extended sense, an African in general; a negro. See Ethiop, 2.
- n. Also Æthiopian.
- In anthropology, relating to the negroid race which inhabits Africa (Blumenbach).
- In zoögeog., pertaining or belonging to the region constituted by the whole of Africa and Arabia south of the tropic of Cancer, together with Madagascar, Mauritius, Bourbon, Rodriguez, and the Seychelles.
- n. In anthropology, one of the Ethiopian race.
- n. A person from Ethiopia or of Ethiopian descent.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Ethiopia, the Ethiopian people or the Ethiopian culture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or relating to Ethiopia or the Ethiopians.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Ethiopia or its people or languages
- n. a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
- Ethiopia + -an (Wiktionary)
“MICHA ODENHEIMER, ETHIOPIAN IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION: The African, the Ethiopian in Israel is cool.”
“Somalia's top exiled Islamist leader on Wednesday pledged his camp's commitment to a new peace drive but warned the movement would keep up its struggle against what it calls Ethiopian occupation.”
“This term Ethiopian comprehended also the Negroes; but the Egyptians, who were in immediate contact with both, had a special name for the Negroes, calling them nahasi.”
Africa and the American Negro...Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition December 13-15, 1895.
“An al-Shabab spokesman said the group carried out a successful martyrdom operation against what it called "Ethiopian invaders" in the western Somali town of Beledweyne.”
“DC food does suck – Ethiopian is dog food with a boiled egg in it.”
“There has been very little change in Ethiopian civil society since then (there were elections but the results were faked, there was a free press but it has been muzzled, there is an opposition but they got beaten up and marginalized).”
“If Angelina doesn't gain some weight quickly, some Ethiopian is going to adopt her.”
“Although Margaret Doody's recent book, The True Story of the Novel, has returned the ancient Greek romances to contemporary discussions of the history of the novel, The Ethiopian is familiar to few readers today.”
“The fruit of _Xylopia aromatica_ is commonly called Ethiopian pepper, from being used as pepper in”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“The Ethiopian is one of the most ancient civilizations in the world.”
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