Origin of Ethiop
Examples from the Web for ethiop
Even the skin of the Ethiop is not exempt from the attention of the quacks.The Great American Fraud|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Christians like these the Ethiop shall condemn: When that the two assemblages shall part; One rich eternally, the other poor.The Vision of Paradise, Complete|Dante Alighieri
Love, the greatest of all blessings, shines upon the dark brow of death "like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear."What was the Religion of Shakespeare?|M. M. Mangasarian
The Ethiop showed his teeth like ivory studs on a coral band, while the rings shook in his wrinkled ears as he took the largess.
I'm going to have that Ethiop who does chores for us clean up the photograph gallery.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for ethiop
Word Origin and History for ethiop
late 14c., from Latin Æthiops "Ethiopian, negro," from Greek Aithiops, perhaps from aithein "to burn" + ops "face" (cf. aithops "fiery-looking," later "sunburned").
Who the Homeric Æthiopians were is a matter of doubt. The poet elsewhere speaks of two divisions of them, one dwelling near the rising, the other near the setting of the sun, both having imbrowned visages from their proximity to that luminary, and both leading a blissful existence, because living amid a flood of light; and, as a natural concomitant of a blissful existence, blameless, and pure, and free from every kind of moral defilement. [Charles Anthon, note to "The First Six Books of Homer's Iliad," 1878]