Also E·thi·ope [ee-thee-ohp] /ˈi θiˌoʊp/.
Origin of Ethiop
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Aethiops < Greek Aithíops
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Examples from the Web for ethiop
I'm going to have that Ethiop who does chores for us clean up the photograph gallery.Otherwise Phyllis
Even the skin of the Ethiop is not exempt from the attention of the quacks.The Great American Fraud
Samuel Hopkins Adams
But the Ethiop cannot change his skin, nor can any man add a cubit to his stature.Hunting Sketches
The dawn comes slowly, but the Westering day leaps like a lover to the dusky bosom of the Ethiop night.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
The Ethiop showed his teeth like ivory studs on a coral band, while the rings shook in his wrinkled ears as he took the largess.
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Word Origin and History for ethiop
late 14c., from Latin Æthiops "Ethiopian, negro," from Greek Aithiops, perhaps from aithein "to burn" + ops "face" (cf. aithops "fiery-looking," later "sunburned").
Who the Homeric Æthiopians were is a matter of doubt. The poet elsewhere speaks of two divisions of them, one dwelling near the rising, the other near the setting of the sun, both having imbrowned visages from their proximity to that luminary, and both leading a blissful existence, because living amid a flood of light; and, as a natural concomitant of a blissful existence, blameless, and pure, and free from every kind of moral defilement. [Charles Anthon, note to "The First Six Books of Homer's Iliad," 1878]
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