- a member of the .
- a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians.
- a member of the Coptic Church
- an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
“native monophosyte Christian of Egypt,” 1610s, from Modern Latin Coptus, from Arabic quft, probably from Coptic gyptios, from Greek Agyptios “Egyptian.” Arabic has no -p- and often substitutes -f- or -b- for it. Related: Coptic.