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Ethiopic

adjective Ethi·o·pic \ ˌē-thē-ˈä-pik , -ˈō-pik \

Definition of Ethiopic

1 : ethiopian
2 a : of, relating to, or constituting Ethiopic
b : of, relating to, or constituting a group of related Semitic languages spoken in Ethiopia

First Known Use of ethiopic

1600

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Ethiopic

noun

Definition of Ethiopic

1 : a Semitic language formerly spoken in Ethiopia and still used as the liturgical language of the Christian church in Ethiopia
2 : the Ethiopic group of Semitic languages

First Known Use of ethiopic

1626

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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