Copts
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]


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  • Copts — ⲚⲓⲢⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ̀ⲛ̀Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ̀ⲁⲛⲟⲥ Top ro …   Wikipedia

  • Copts —     The word Copt is derived from the Greek Aigyptios (which became Qibt after the Arab invasion in the seventh century AD); it was first used in the sixteenth century AD in Europe to distinguish the Christian inhabitants of Egypt.     The… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Copts —    The indigenous population of Egypt (q.v.) who spoke Coptic (q.v.). The term derives from an Arabic corruption of the Greek word for Egyptian (Aigyptioi). In Byzantine times most of the Copts were Monophysites (q.v.) belonging to the Coptic… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • COPTS —    the Christian descendants of the ancient Egyptians, who are Monophysites in belief, some regarding the Patriarch of Alexandria and some the Pope as their head; they adhere to the ancient ritual, are prelatic, sacramentarian, and exclusive;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Copts — kÉ’pt n. member of the Egyptian Coptic Church; Egyptian who is a descendant of the ancient Egyptian people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • List of Copts — 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

  • Bull of Union with the Copts — The Bull of Union with the Copts was promulgated by Pope Eugene IV at the Ecumenical Council of Florence on 4 February 1442. It was part of an attempt by the Roman Catholic Church to reunite with other Christian groups including the Coptic Church …   Wikipedia

  • Persecution of Copts — A Copt (Coptic: Coptic|ⲟⲩⲣⲉⲙ ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ⲛ Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ ⲁⲛⲟⲥ ou.Remenkīmi en.Ekhristianos , literally: Egyptian Christian ) is a native Egyptian Christian. When the word persecution is used to describe the treatment of the Copts it is always a subject of… …   Wikipedia

  • Copt — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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