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From Latin Aethiops, Ancient Greek Αἰθίοψ (Aithíops, charred complexion), from αἴθω (aíthō, I burn) + ὤψ (ṓps, eye, face, complexion).


Ethiop (plural Ethiops)

  1. (archaic) A native or inhabitant of Ethiopia.
  2. (archaic) Any black-skinned person.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Ethiop in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)