Egyptian
I. adjective Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Egypt or the Egyptians II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a native or inhabitant of Egypt 2. the Afro-Asiatic language of the ancient Egyptians from earliest times to about the third century A.D. 3. often not capitalized a typeface having little contrast between thick and thin strokes and squared serifs

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  • Egyptian — 1. adjective /ɪˈdʒɪp.ʃən/ Of, from, or pertaining to Egypt, the Egyptian people or the Egyptian language. 2. noun /ɪˈdʒɪp.ʃən/ a) A person from Egypt or of Egyptian descent. The people then assembled in this barn were no other than a company of… …   Wiktionary

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