Copt

noun
\ ˈkäpt How to pronounce Copt (audio) \

Definition of Copt

1 : a member of the traditional Monophysite Christian church originating and centering in Egypt
2 : a member of a people descended from the ancient Egyptians

First Known Use of Copt

circa 1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Copt

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

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“Copt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Copt. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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