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COPTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Coptic mean? 

COPTIC (noun)
  The noun COPTIC has 1 sense:

1. the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia; written in the Greek alphabet

  Familiarity information: COPTIC used as a noun is very rare.


COPTIC (adjective)
  The adjective COPTIC has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to the Copts or their church or language or art

  Familiarity information: COPTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COPTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

The liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia; written in the Greek alphabet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Coptic" is a kind of...):

Egyptian (the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC)


COPTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to the Copts or their church or language or art

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the distinctive Coptic art of 6th-century Christian Egypt

Pertainym:

Copt (a member of the Coptic Church)


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