Definition of Coptic

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

Generic synonyms: Egyptian

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Copts or their church or language or art. "The distinctive Coptic art of 6th-century Christian Egypt"
Partainyms: Copt
Derivative terms: Copt, Copt

Definition of Coptic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Copts.

Definition of Coptic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Copts, Coptic Orthodox Church or to the Coptic language. ¹

2. Noun. The Coptic language of Egypt. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coptic

Copernicia australis
Copernicia cerifera
Copernicia prunifera
Copper State
Coppet's law
Coprinus atramentarius
Coprinus comatus
Coptic Church
Coptis groenlandica
Coptis trifolia groenlandica
Cor Caroli
Coracias garrulus
Coragyps atratus

Literary usage of Coptic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Such verbal resemblances as exist between coptic and Semitic are largely due to late ... It will serve to contrast with coptic grammar on the one hand and ..."

2. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1851)
"The coptic contains a great number of Greek words, but these are manifestly ... As the principal remains of coptic literature, at least those chiefly and ..."

3. The Greek and Eastern Churches by Walter Frederic Adeney (1908)
"DIVISION V THE coptic AND ABYSSINIAN CHURCHES CHAPTER I ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF THE ... THE coptic Church is the ancient national Church of Egypt, ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1780)
"Rudiments of the coptic or Egyptian Language, ~"foi rtie'Dfe ofthe Society de ... antiquity of the coptic, ..."

5. Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature by C. H. Dodd, J. Anmitage Robingon (1904)
"That Palladius should have accurately reproduced coptic modes of thought is ... And it may very well be that he had read coptic books and derived from them ..."

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