Definition of Ethiopia

1. Noun. Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia.

Exact synonyms: Abyssinia, Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia, Yaltopya
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Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Addis Ababa, Capital Of Ethiopia, New Flower, Lake Tana, Lake Tsana
Group relationships: Horn Of Africa, Somali Peninsula, Africa
Member holonyms: Ethiopian
Derivative terms: Ethiopian



Definition of Ethiopia

1. Proper noun. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the parts south of Egypt and along and east of the Nile ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ethiopia

1. An independent state in eastern africa, east of sudan and bounded on the north by the red sea. Its capital is addis ababa. It is an ancient country, being, from early times, under the sway of the ancient egyptians, jews, christians, and moslems. In modern times it has been governed by italy, great britain, france. It gained independence in 1941. In 1952 it became federated with eritrea. The name is from the greek aithi- (burn) + opsis (appearance), with reference to the dark skin of the natives. The indigenous name of the country is abyssinia (from an amharic root hbs, meaning mixed, with reference to the mixed black and white races inhabiting the country); its biblical name cush comes from the name of the son of ham with reference to the country of his descendants, possibly also from an ethiopian word meaning dark-faced. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Ethiopia

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The only civilization we know of in ethiopia is that which was borrowed from ... It was only later in history that the monarchy became elective in ethiopia. ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"It is a very fertile province, peopled, as is Weilern ethiopia, by different nations, ... by the ethiopia above Egypt, on the north by the borders of Lybia, ..."

3. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"Late Changes of State and Religion in ethiopia, with other remarkable Observations. ... yet after divers Adventures, perced into ethiopia, where by Claudius ..."

4. The Map of Africa by Treaty by Edward Hertslet, Great Britain (1894)
"The King of ethiopia acceded to the " Brussels Act" of 2nd July,, ... Treaty ethiopia and Great Bogos, &c. .... 2 Britain and Egypt. — Aug.,. Declaration . ..."

5. Historical Researches Into the Politics, Intercourse, and Trade of the by Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren (1857)
"X. The Travels of Mr. Hoskins into ethiopia. Travels in ethiopia, above the second cataract of the Nile, exhibiting the state of that country, ..."

6. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"Late Changes of State and Religion in ethiopia, with other remarkable Observations. ... yet after divers Adventures, perced into ethiopia, where by Claudius ..."

7. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"For it is manifest, that the wife of Moses was Ze- phora, daughter to the priest or president of Madian ; and that Madian cannot be taken for ethiopia ..."

8. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans: From the by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1879)
"WRITERS ON ethiopia. Among the authors thus cited, the most important is ... 40) for a fabulous story concerning ethiopia; but nothing more is known of him. ..."

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