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Copt

or Copht

[ kopt ]
/ kɒpt /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for Copt

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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