Copt

play
noun \ˈkäpt\

Definition of Copt

  1. 1 :  a member of the traditional Monophysite Christian church originating and centering in Egypt

  2. 2 :  a member of a people descended from the ancient Egyptians

Origin and Etymology of copt

Arabic qubṭ Copts, from Coptic kyptios, gyptios Egyptian, from Greek Aigyptios


First Known Use: circa 1520


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Copt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!