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Ethiopic

[ee-thee-op-ik, -oh-pik] /ˌi θiˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
a subdivision of Semitic languages that includes Amharic, Tigré, Tigrinya, and Geez, all of Ethiopia.
3.
Geez.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin Aethiopicus. See Ethiop, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Ethiopic

Ethiopic

/ˌiːθɪˈɒpɪk; -ˈəʊpɪk/
noun
1.
the ancient language of Ethiopia, belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a Christian liturgical language See also Ge'ez
2.
the group of languages developed from this language, including Amharic, Tigre, and Tigrinya
adjective
3.
denoting or relating to this language or group of languages
4.
a less common word for Ethiopian
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