- of or relating to Egypt or its people: Egyptian architecture.
- Obsolete. of or relating to the Gypsies.
- a native or inhabitant of Egypt.
- the extinct Afroasiatic language of the ancient Egyptians. Abbreviation: Egypt.
- a printing type having square serifs.
Origin of Egyptian
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Examples from the Web for egyptian
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”
What if there were a legal dispute between the foreign investor and his or her Egyptian partners or collaborators?
The ancient Egyptian festival of Wepet Renpet (“opening of the year”) was not just a time of rebirth—it was dedicated to drinking.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
First the Muslim Brotherhood came to power only to be ousted by the Egyptian military.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
In the Bible, Moses does kill a guy—the Egyptian slave master who is beating an Israelite to death.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
December 7, 2014
As a result the grain in the Egyptian markets had greatly increased in value.
The blow was a bit too severe and the Egyptian fell down dead.
This idea of Egyptian morals was no doubt correct, but how deplorable!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
That book had nothing to do with Egyptian deserts; but any desert will do for Monny.
He even had a theory that some of our words came from the early Egyptian.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Egypt, its inhabitants, or their dialect of Arabic
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Egyptians, their language, or culture
- (of type) having square slab serifs
- archaic of or relating to the Gypsies
- a native or inhabitant of Egypt
- a member of an indigenous non-Semitic people who established an advanced civilization in Egypt that flourished from the late fourth millennium bc
- the extinct language of the ancient Egyptians, belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is recorded in hieroglyphic inscriptions, the earliest of which date from before 3000 bc. It was extinct by the fourth century adSee also Coptic
- a large size of drawing paper
- an archaic name for a Gypsy
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Word Origin and History for egyptian
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