Origin of Ethiopic
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Ethiopic, or Abyssinian, is derived from the Samaritan, or Phœnician.Foot-prints of a letter carrier
The Ethiopic omits a canonical book and includes an apocryphal book.
The Gothic and Ethiopic versions exclude a part of the canonical books.
As in all Semitic languages (except the Ethiopic), it is read from right to left.
The Ethiopic devils right foot is a claw, and his left a hoof.Devil Stories
- the ancient language of Ethiopia, belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a Christian liturgical languageSee also Ge'ez
- the group of languages developed from this language, including Amharic, Tigre, and Tigrinya
- denoting or relating to this language or group of languages
- a less common word for Ethiopian
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