the Afroasiatic language of the Copts, derived from ancient Egyptian and attested from the 3d cent. : now used only in the ritual of the Coptic Church
Origin of CopticModern Latin Coptus, earlier Cophtus from Arabic Quft, Qift, the Copts from Coptic Gyptios from Classical Greek Aigyptios, Egyptian
- of the Copts or their language or culture
- of the Coptic Church
The Afro-Asiatic language of the Copts, which survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Church.
Of or relating to the Copts, the Coptic Church, or the Coptic language.
From Copt + -ic.