[ kopt ]
/ kɒpt /
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a member of the Coptic Church.
a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians.
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Origin of Copt
1605–15; <Arabic qubṭ, back formation from qubṭī<Coptic kyptios, variant of gyptios<Greek AigýptiosEgyptian
Words nearby Copt
coprosma, coprozoic, cops and robbers, copse, cop shop, Copt, copter, Coptic, Coptic Church, co-publish, copula
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How to use Copt in a sentence
Reuters reports that Alber Saber, an Egyptian Copt, is going to jail for posting a video on the internet.'Progress' in Egypt? Nope, Not Really|Justin Green|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Copt whose narrative has already been referred to put it at the preposterous figure of 300,000.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885|Charles Royle
The Copt and the Arab had spread the report that Fielding brought death to the villages by moving the little flags on his map.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete|Gilbert Parker
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
A good deal might be written about Copt Hall, but not in this place.South London|Sir Walter Besant
His only companion was a native Copt, who had been educated at the Propaganda.
British Dictionary definitions for Copt
/ (kɒpt) /
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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