egyptian


adjective

  1. of or relating to Egypt or its people: Egyptian architecture.
  2. Obsolete. of or relating to the Gypsies.

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Egypt.
  2. the extinct Afroasiatic language of the ancient Egyptians. Abbreviation: Egypt.
  3. a printing type having square serifs.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Egypt, its inhabitants, or their dialect of Arabic
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Egyptians, their language, or culture
  3. (of type) having square slab serifs
  4. archaic of or relating to the Gypsies

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Egypt
  2. a member of an indigenous non-Semitic people who established an advanced civilization in Egypt that flourished from the late fourth millennium bc
  3. the extinct language of the ancient Egyptians, belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is recorded in hieroglyphic inscriptions, the earliest of which date from before 3000 bc. It was extinct by the fourth century adSee also Coptic
  4. a large size of drawing paper
  5. an archaic name for a Gypsy

late 14c., Egypcyan; see Egypt + -ian.

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