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.


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    the chief officer or prime minister of state of Candace (q.v.), queen of Ethiopia. He was converted to Christianity through the instrumentality of Philip (Act 8:27). The northern portion of Ethiopia formed the kingdom of Meroe, which for a long period was ruled over by queens, and it was probably from this kingdom that the […]

  • Ethiopic

    [ee-thee-op-ik, -oh-pik] /ˌi θiˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/ adjective 1. . noun 2. a subdivision of Semitic languages that includes Amharic, Tigré, Tigrinya, and , all of Ethiopia. 3. . /ˌiːθɪˈɒpɪk; -ˈəʊpɪk/ noun 1. the ancient language of Ethiopia, belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a Christian liturgical language See also Ge’ez 2. […]

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    ethmo- pref. Ethmoid bone; ethmoid: ethmoturbinals.

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