Copt

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French Copte, from (Egyptian) Arabic قُفْط ‎(qufṭ), قُبْط ‎(qubṭ, Copts), back-formation from قُفْطِيّ ‎(qufṭiyy, Coptic), قِفْطِيّ ‎(qifṭiyy, (same)), قُبْطِيّ ‎(qubṭiyy, (same)), قِبْطِيّ ‎(qibṭiyy, (same)), from Coptic ⲅⲩⲡⲧⲓⲟⲥ ‎(gyptios, Egyptian), ⲕⲩⲡⲧⲁⲓⲟⲥ ‎(kyptaios, Egyptian), from Late Ancient Greek Αἰγύπτιος ‎(Aigúptios), from earlier Αἴγυπτος ‎(Aíguptos). More at Egypt.

Noun[edit]

Copt ‎(plural Copts)

  1. A member of the Coptic Church.

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