Coptic

[kop-tik]
noun
  1. 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
  1. of or relating to Coptic or the Copts.

Origin of Coptic

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

noun
  1. 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
  1. of or relating to this language
  2. of or relating to the Copts
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