Bohairic

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Arabic بُحَيْرِيّ(buḥayriyy, Of the Beheira Governate, from around Lake Mareotis), used to name the dialect in an 11th-century Coptic grammar by Athanasius of Qus.[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Bohairic

  1. The Coptic dialect of the western Nile delta and Alexandria, used as a widespread standard dialect in the second millennium CE

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peust, Carsten (1999) Egyptian Phonology: An Introduction to the Phonology of a Dead Language, Göttingen: Peust und Gutschmidt Verlag GbR