Coptic

Coptic

[kop-tik]
noun
1.
an Afroasiatic language of Egypt descended from ancient Egyptian, largely extinct as a spoken language since the 16th century but surviving as the liturgical language of the Coptic Church.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Coptic or the Copts.

Origin:
1670–80; Copt + -ic

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Coptic (ˈkɒptɪk)
 
n
1.  an Afro-Asiatic language, written in the Greek alphabet but descended from ancient Egyptian. It was extinct as a spoken language by about 1600 ad but survives in the Coptic Church
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this language
3.  of or relating to the Copts

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