- a member of the Coptic Church.
- a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians.
Origin of Copt
Examples from the Web for copt
Reuters reports that Alber Saber, an Egyptian Copt, is going to jail for posting a video on the internet.'Progress' in Egypt? Nope, Not Really
December 13, 2012
A good deal might be written about Copt Hall, but not in this place.South London
Sir Walter Besant
The Arab pointed to the map, and the Copt approached cautiously.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete
Copt, kopt, n. a Christian descendant of the ancient Egyptians.
Some Copts have attained high office, and in 1908 a Copt became prime minister.
It was a matter of life and death to the Copt that he should court the forbearance and favour of his superiors.Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day
Haji A. Browne
- a member of the Coptic Church
- an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
Word Origin and History for copt
"native monophosyte Christian of Egypt," 1610s, from Modern Latin Coptus, from Arabic quft, probably from Coptic gyptios, from Greek Agyptios "Egyptian." Arabic has no -p- and often substitutes -f- or -b- for it. Related: Coptic.