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Ethiop

[ee-thee-op] /ˈi θiˌɒp/
adjective, noun
1.
Also, Ethiope
[ee-thee-ohp] /ˈi θiˌoʊp/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin Aethiops < Greek Aithíops
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British Dictionary definitions for Ethiop

Ethiop

/ˈiːθɪˌɒp/
adjective
1.
archaic words for Black
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Ethiop
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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