Coptic

[kop-tik]
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noun

an Afroasiatic language of Egypt descended from ancient Egyptian, largely extinct as a spoken language since the 16th century but surviving as the liturgical language of the Coptic Church.

adjective

of or relating to Coptic or the Copts.

Origin of Coptic

First recorded in 1670–80; Copt + -ic
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Coptic

noun

an Afro-Asiatic language, written in the Greek alphabet but descended from ancient Egyptian. It was extinct as a spoken language by about 1600 ad but survives in the Coptic Church

adjective

of or relating to this language
of or relating to the Copts
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