from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Afro-Asiatic language of the Copts, which survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Church.
- adj. Of or relating to the Copts, the Coptic Church, or the Coptic language.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the Copts, Coptic Orthodox Church or to the Coptic language.
- n. The Coptic language of Egypt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Copts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Copts, as distinct from the Arabians and other inhabitants of modern Egypt. See II.
- n. A Copt.
- n. The language of the Copts, descended from the ancient Egyptian (of the Hamitic family of languages), and used in Egypt till within the last two centuries, but now superseded as a living language by Arabic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia; written in the Greek alphabet
- adj. of or relating to the Copts or their church or language or art
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The Egyptian Christians were known as Copts, and their church was referred to as Coptic.
There is the Greek Liturgy of St. Mark, the oldest form of the three, used for some centuries after the Monophysite schism by the orthodox Melchites; there are then three liturgies, still used by the Copts, translated into Coptic from the Greek and derived from the Greek St. Mark, and, further, a number of Abyssinian (Ethiopic) uses, of which the foundation is the
The word Coptic, for instance, had now its proper significance in her mind, and the terms dynasty and century were no longer jumbled hopelessly together.
"And" is omitted in Coptic and Andreas with English Version, but is inserted by A, B, Vulgate and Syriac. blessed -- (Re 1: 3).
Damietta branch, the old Sebennytus (in Coptic Jem-nuti = Jem the
Ba’albak = Ba’al (the God) - city (bek in Coptic and ancient Egyptian.)
"Even the word Coptic derives from the Greek for Egyptian.
(By dah way, dis be da 6th day of Baramhat), and we haz a lot of fasting; the ancient Egyptian language used at the time when Christianity arrived – called Coptic – is used in da services (along with Arabic and English).
And NK: there's actually an amusing story about why they had a Coptic wedding--the bride was baptized Coptic her father is Egyptian and the groom raised Catholic, but he had too many issues with the church to want an RC wedding.
It was very generally said that they had all fallen victims to some vendetta or curse attaching to the possession of a relic of great value both intrinsically and historically: a sort of chalice inlaid with precious stones and commonly called the Coptic Cup.