[ee-thee-op] /ˈi θiˌɒp/
archaic words for Black
late 14c., from Latin Æthiops “Ethiopian, negro,” from Greek Aithiops, perhaps from aithein “to burn” + ops “face” (cf. aithops “fiery-looking,” later “sunburned”).
Who the Homeric Æthiopians were is a matter of doubt. The poet elsewhere speaks of two divisions of them, one dwelling near the rising, the other near the setting of the sun, both having imbrowned visages from their proximity to that luminary, and both leading a blissful existence, because living amid a flood of light; and, as a natural concomitant of a blissful existence, blameless, and pure, and free from every kind of moral defilement. [Charles Anthon, note to “The First Six Books of Homer’s Iliad,” 1878]
[ee-thee-oh-pee-uh] /ˌi θiˈoʊ pi ə/ noun 1. Formerly Abyssinia. a republic in E Africa: formerly a monarchy. 409,266 sq. mi. (1,060,000 sq. km). Present boundaries include Eritrea. Capital: Addis Ababa. 2. Also called Abyssinia. an ancient region in NE Africa, bordering on Egypt and the Red Sea. /ˌiːθɪˈəʊpɪə/ noun 1. a state in NE Africa, […]
[ee-thee-oh-pee-uh n] /ˌi θiˈoʊ pi ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to or to its inhabitants. 2. belonging to the part of Africa south of the equator. 3. Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising Africa south of the tropic of Cancer, the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Madagascar. 4. Archaic. black African. […]
noun 1. the Monophysitic church founded by Frumentius in the 4th century a.d., and resembling the Coptic Church in doctrine, practice, and discipline, but using Ethiopic in its liturgy.
- Ethiopian woman
the wife of Moses (Num. 12:1). It is supposed that Zipporah, Moses’ first wife (Ex. 2:21), was now dead. His marriage of this “woman” descended from Ham gave offence to Aaron and Miriam.