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.
The next morning we met some travellers who had been to a Copt wedding, of which the lady gave us an account.What We Saw in Egypt|Anonymous
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
Copt, kopt, n. a Christian descendant of the ancient Egyptians.
The affection he felt for the child's mother, Mary the Copt, also increased, much to the great vexation of his other wives.The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
Some Copts have attained high office, and in 1908 a Copt became prime minister.
British Dictionary definitions for copt
Word Origin for Copt
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.