Egyptize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Egypt +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

Egyptize (third-person singular simple present Egyptizes, present participle Egyptizing, simple past and past participle Egyptized)

  1. (transitive) To give an Egyptian character or appearance to.
    • 1855, Patrick Fairbairn, Ezekiel and the Book of His Prophecy: An Exposition
      [] the prevailing tendency to idolize after the manner of Egypt, where the portraying of such objects was so usual, and, at the same time, so peculiar to that country among the nations of antiquity, that it might with the utmost propriety be given as the characteristic mark of an Egyptizing spirit in religion.