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Coptic

[kop-tik] /ˈkɒp tɪk/
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
1670-1680
1670-80; Copt + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Coptic

Coptic

/ˈkɒptɪk/
noun
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
adjective
2.
of or relating to this language
3.
of or relating to the Copts
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