Ethiopic

adjective
Ethi·​o·​pic | \ ˌē-thē-ˈä-pik How to pronounce Ethiopic (audio) , -ˈō-pik How to pronounce Ethiopic (audio) \

Definition of Ethiopic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Ethiopic

noun

Definition of Ethiopic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Adjective

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ethiopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ethiopic. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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