Coptic

noun
Cop·​tic | \ ˈkäp-tik How to pronounce Coptic (audio) \

Definition of Coptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an Afro-Asiatic language descended from ancient Egyptian and used as the liturgical language of the Coptic church

Coptic

adjective

Definition of Coptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the Copts, their liturgical language, or their church

First Known Use of Coptic

Noun

1668, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Coptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coptic. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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