Ethiop

Ethiop

[ee-thee-op]
adjective, noun
Also, Ethiope [ee-thee-ohp] .


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Aethiops < Greek Aithíops

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Ethiop or Ethiope (ˈiːθɪˌɒp, ˈiːθɪˌəʊp)
 
adj
archaic words for Black
 
Ethiope or Ethiope
 
adj

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Ethiop
1382, from L. Æthiops "Ethiopian," from Gk. Aithiops, perhaps from aithein "to burn" + ops "face" (cf. aithops "fiery-looking," later "sunburned").
"The 'Ethiopians' are mentioned by Homer as a people dwelling in the far east and the far west; in later Gr. the name was applied chiefly to the inhabitants of Africa south of Egypt, but also to peoples of swarthy complexion in other parts of the world."
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