a Semitic language of ancient Ethiopia, now used only as the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Church.
- Also called Ethiopic.
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How to use Geez in a sentence
Geez or Ethiopian is the language of their sacred books: it has long ago ceased to be spoken.
Geez, the ancient Ethiopic, was the vernacular language of the shepherds.The Highlands of Ethiopia | William Cornwallis Harris
He looked searchingly at Boswellister and muttered, "Geez, a nut."The Glory of Ippling | Helen M. Urban
In the same reign the Arabic chronicle of al-Makīn was translated into Geez.
British Dictionary definitions for Ge'ez
the classical form of the ancient Ethiopic language, having an extensive Christian literature and still used in Ethiopia as a liturgical language
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