Egyptian

[ih-jip-shuhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Egypt or its people: Egyptian architecture.
2.
Obsolete. of or pertaining to the Gypsies.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Egypt.
4.
the extinct Afroasiatic language of the ancient Egyptians. Abbreviation: Egypt.
5.
a printing type having square serifs.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (see Egypt, -ian); replacing Egiptish, Old English Egiptisc, equivalent to Egipt- + -isc -ish1

Egyptianism, Egypticity [ee-jip-tis-i-tee] , noun
non-Egyptian, adjective, noun
pro-Egyptian, adjective, noun
pseudo-Egyptian, adjective, noun
trans-Egyptian, adjective
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Egyptian (ɪˈdʒɪpʃən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Egypt, its inhabitants, or their dialect of Arabic
2.  of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Egyptians, their language, or culture
3.  (of type) having square slab serifs
4.  archaic of or relating to the Gypsies
 
n
5.  a native or inhabitant of Egypt
6.  a member of an indigenous non-Semitic people who established an advanced civilization in Egypt that flourished from the late fourth millennium bc
7.  See also Coptic the extinct language of the ancient Egyptians, belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is recorded in hieroglyphic inscriptions, the earliest of which date from before 3000 bc. It was extinct by the fourth century ad
8.  a large size of drawing paper
9.  an archaic name for a Gypsy

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Egyptian
late 14c., Egypcyan; see Egypt.
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Example sentences for egyptians
The egyptians also painted on linen, remnants of which survive today.
The egyptians invented the yoke saddle for their chariot horses in ca.
Opium production continued under the babylonians and egyptians.
Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood.
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