Egyptian
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪˈdʒɪp.ʃən/
Adjective

Egyptian (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Egypt, the Egyptian people or the Egyptian language.
Translations Translations Noun

Egyptian (plural Egyptians)

  1. A person from Egypt or of Egyptian descent.
  2. (dated) A gypsy.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 457:
      The people then assembled in this barn were no other than a company of Egyptians, or, as they are vulgarly called, gypsies, and they were now celebrating the wedding of one of their society.
    • 1968, Little Brother Montgomery, Bruce Saunders, "Prescription for the Blues", Like to Get to Know You (Spanky & Our Gang):
      I went to see the Egyptian, and the Hoodoo doctors too. They shook their heads, and told me there was nothing they could do.
Translations Proper noun
  1. The Afroasiatic language spoken (and written) in ancient Egypt
Related terms
  • Egypt
  • Late Egyptian, Middle Egyptian, Old Egyptian
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