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Geez

or Ge'ez

[gee-ez, gey-]
noun
  1. a Semitic language of ancient Ethiopia, now used only as the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Church.
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Also called Ethiopic.
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Examples from the Web for geez

Historical Examples of geez

  • He looked searchingly at Boswellister and muttered, "Geez, a nut."

    The Glory of Ippling

    Helen M. Urban

  • Geez, the ancient Ethiopic, was the vernacular language of the shepherds.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia

    William Cornwallis Harris

  • Geez or Ethiopian is the language of their sacred books: it has long ago ceased to be spoken.

  • In the same reign the Arabic chronicle of al-Makīn was translated into Geez.