Egyptian

[ ih-jip-shuh n ]
/ ɪˈdʒɪp ʃən /
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adjective

of or relating to Egypt or its people: Egyptian architecture.
Obsolete. of or relating to the Gypsies.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Egypt.
the extinct Afroasiatic language of the ancient Egyptians. Abbreviation: Egypt.
a printing type having square serifs.

Origin of Egyptian

1350–1400; Middle English (see Egypt, -ian); replacing Egiptish, Old English Egiptisc, equivalent to Egipt- + -isc -ish1
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British Dictionary definitions for egyptian

Egyptian

/ (ɪˈdʒɪpʃən) /

adjective

noun

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Word Origin and History for egyptian

Egyptian


late 14c., Egypcyan; see Egypt + -ian.

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