Meaning of EGYPTIAN in English

— Egyptianism, Egypticity /ee'jip tis"i tee/ , n.

/i jip"sheuhn/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to Egypt or its people: Egyptian architecture.

2. Obs. of or pertaining to the Gypsies.


3. a native or inhabitant of Egypt.

4. the extinct Afroasiatic language of the ancient Egyptians. Abbr.: Egypt.

5. a printing type having square serifs.

[ 1350-1400; ME (see EGYPT, -IAN); r. Egiptish, OE Egiptisc, equiv. to Egipt- + -isc -ISH 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .