Ethiopic

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

Definition of Ethiopic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : ethiopian

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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