Copht

[ kopt ]
/ kɒpt /

noun

Definition for copht (2 of 2)

Copt

or Copht

[ kopt ]
/ kɒpt /

noun

a member of the Coptic Church.
a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians.

Origin of Copt

1605–15; < Arabic qubṭ, back formation from qubṭī < Coptic kyptios, variant of gyptios < Greek Aigýptios Egyptian
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British Dictionary definitions for copht

Copt
/ (kɒpt) /

noun

a member of the Coptic Church
an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians

Word Origin for Copt

C17: from Arabic qubt Copts, from Coptic kyptios Egyptian, from Greek Aiguptios, from Aiguptos Egypt
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