Ethiopic

Ethiopic

[ee-thee-op-ik, -oh-pik]
adjective
noun
2.
a subdivision of Semitic languages that includes Amharic, Tigré, Tigrinya, and Geez, all of Ethiopia.
3.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin Aethiopicus. See Ethiop, -ic

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

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