Ethiopic

[ ee-thee-op-ik, -oh-pik ]
/ ˌi θiˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk /

adjective

noun

a subdivision of Semitic languages that includes Amharic, Tigré, Tigrinya, and Geez, all of Ethiopia.

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Origin of Ethiopic

From the Latin word Aethiopicus, dating back to 1650–60. See Ethiop, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for ethiopic

Ethiopic
/ (ˌiːθɪˈɒpɪk, -ˈəʊpɪk) /

noun

the ancient language of Ethiopia, belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a Christian liturgical languageSee also Ge'ez
the group of languages developed from this language, including Amharic, Tigre, and Tigrinya

adjective

denoting or relating to this language or group of languages
a less common word for Ethiopian
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