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[kopt] /kɒpt/

a member of the .
a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians.
a member of the Coptic Church
an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians

“native monophosyte Christian of Egypt,” 1610s, from Modern Latin Coptus, from Arabic quft, probably from Coptic gyptios, from Greek Agyptios “Egyptian.” Arabic has no -p- and often substitutes -f- or -b- for it. Related: Coptic.


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