Ethiop
Ethiop E"thi*op, Ethiopian E`thi*o"pi*an, n. [L. Aethiops, Gr. ?; ? to burn + ? face.] A native or inhabitant of Ethiopia; also, in a general sense, a negro or black man.

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  • Ethiop — late 14c., from L. Æthiops Ethiopian, negro, from Gk. Aithiops, perhaps from aithein to burn + ops face (Cf. aithops fiery looking, later sunburned ). Who the Homeric Æthiopians were is a matter of doubt. The poet elsewhere speaks of two… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ethiop — [ē′thēōp΄ē′thē äp΄] adj., n. Archaic ETHIOPIAN: also Ethiope [ē′thēōp΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Ethiop — or Ethiope noun Etymology: Middle English Ethiope, from Anglo French, from Latin Aethiops, from Greek Aithiops Date: 13th century archaic Ethiopian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ethiop — /ee thee op /, adj., n. Ethiopian. Also, Ethiope /ee thee ohp /. [1350 1400; ME < L Aethiops < Gk Aithíops] * * * …   Universalium

  • ethiop — (G). Ethiopian, African; dark …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • ethiop — ethi·op …   English syllables

  • Ethiop — E•thi•op [[t]ˈi θiˌɒp[/t]] adj. n. peo archaic Ethiopian • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L …   From formal English to slang

  • Ethiop — /ˈiθiɒp/ (say eetheeop) adjective, noun → Ethiopian. {Latin Aethiops, from Greek Aithiops} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ethiop — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ethiopian — Ethiop E thi*op, Ethiopian E thi*o pi*an, n. [L. Aethiops, Gr. ?; ? to burn + ? face.] A native or inhabitant of Ethiopia; also, in a general sense, a negro or black man …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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