Definition for Egyptian

Egyptian, proper n. [Egyptian hūt-kā-ptah, temple of the soul of Ptah (father of Gods); or Phoenician Kapthor, Crete island.]

Hieroglyphics; pictograph text; sacred Christian Coptic characters; extinct Afroasiatic language; Hamito-Semitic script dating back to 3000 B.C.; written discourse characteristic of the City of the Dead; [fig.] enigma; riddle; incomprehensible mystery; (see Genesis 40:5, Matthew 2:13, and ED letters).

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