Copts Copts (k[o^]pts"), n. pl.; sing. {Copt} (k[o^]pt). [See {Coptic}.] (Etnol.) 1. An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians. [1913 Webster]

2. The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile. [1913 Webster]

Note: they belong to the Jacobite sect of Monophysite Christians, and for eleven centuries have had possession of the patriarchal chair of Alexandria. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • copt — copt; heli·copt; …   English syllables

  • Copt. — «kopt», noun. 1. a native of Egypt descended from the ancient Egyptians. 2. a member of the Coptic Church. ╂[< New Latin Coptus < Arabic Qubt the Copts < Coptic Gyptios an Egyptian < Greek Aigýptios] Copt., Coptic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Copt — native monophosyte Christian of Egypt, 1610s, from Mod.L. Coptus, from Arabic quft, probably from Coptic gyptios, from Gk. Agyptios Egyptian. Arabic has no p and often substitutes f or b for it. Related: Coptic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Copt — ► NOUN 1) a native Egyptian in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. 2) a member of the Coptic Church, the native Christian Church in Egypt. ORIGIN Latin Coptus, from Greek Aiguptios Egyptian …   English terms dictionary

  • Copt — [käpt] n. [ModL Coptus: see COPTIC] 1. an Egyptian who is a descendant of Egypt s ancient inhabitants 2. a member of the Coptic Church …   English World dictionary

  • copt — COPT1 s.n. Faptul de a (se) coace. ♢ expr. A da în copt = a începe sa se coacă, a se pârgui. – v. coace. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 21.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  COPT2, COAPTĂ, copţi, coapte, adj. I. 1. (Despre alimente) Care a fost supus, fără apă sau …   Dicționar Român

  • Copt — Infobox Religious group group = Copts AqbaUnicode|ṭ أقباط Coptic|ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙ ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ⲛ Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ ⲁⲛⲟⲥ ni.Remenkīmi en Ekhristianos image caption = Top row (left to right) Saint Mary of Egypt • Boutros Boutros Ghali • Ester Fanous • Saint Maurice Bottom row… …   Wikipedia

  • Copt — noun Etymology: Arabic qubṭ Copts, from Coptic kyptios, gyptios Egyptian, from Greek Aigyptios Date: circa 1520 1. a member of the traditional Monophysite Christian church originating and centering in Egypt 2. a member of a people descended from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Copt — /kopt/, n. 1. a member of the Coptic Church. 2. a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians. Also, Copht. [1605 15; < Ar qubt, back formation from qubti < Coptic kyptios, var. of gyptios < Gk Aigýptios EGYPTIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Copt — noun A member of the Coptic Church …   Wiktionary

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