Definition of Amharic

1. Noun. The dominant and official language of Ethiopia; a Semitic language much influenced by the Cushitic language with which Amhara have been in close contact.

Exact synonyms: Ethiopian Language
Generic synonyms: Semitic



2. Adjective. Related to or characteristic of or written in Amharic. "The Amharic language"

Definition of Amharic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Amhara, a division of Abyssinia; as, the Amharic language is closely allied to the Ethiopic.

Definition of Amharic

1. Proper noun. A Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Amharic

1. Of or pertaining to Amhara, a division of Abyssinia; as, the Amharic language is closely allied to the Ethiopic. The Amharic language (now the chief language of Abyssinia). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amharic

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amfonelic acid
amharic
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Literary usage of Amharic

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1. Travels in southern Abyssinia: Through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of by Charles Johnston (1844)
"Study of Amharic.—Remarks upon wet season in Abyssinia. ... FOR several days I continued to apply closely to the study of the Amharic language. ..."

2. General Principles of the Structure of Language by James Byrne (1892)
"GRAMMATICAL SKETCHES : Amharic. Ethiopic likes to bring the antecedent or an adjective which agrees ith it into the relative sentence (as in classical ..."

3. A Catalogue of Books, Arranged in Classes: Comprising All Departments of by Bernard Quaritch (1864)
"... Amharic-English and English-Amharic, 3 vols, in Ь 2948 Amharic. ... Amharic Grammar, roy. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Very different is the case with Amharic, a language of which the domain extends from ... Although Amharic has been driven back by the invasions of the Galla ..."

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