Ethi·​op ˈē-thē-ˌäp How to pronounce Ethiop (audio)
variants or Ethiope

Word History


Middle English Ethiope, from Anglo-French, from Latin Aethiops, from Greek Aithiops

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ethiop was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near Ethiop

Cite this Entry

“Ethiop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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