Copts

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Copts An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians.
    • Copts The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Coptic

Usage

In literature:

The Armenians; V. The Copts; and, VI.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
The chapel of the Syrians is not handsome; that of the Copts is the humblest of them all.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The chapel of the Syrians is not handsome; that of the Copts is the humblest of them all.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 6 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Arab pointed to the map, and the Copt approached cautiously.
"Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
That delicate, swart, sidelong-eyed Copt?
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
He was a Copt in religion, hating Mohammedanism in general and the father of Rechid Bey in particular.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
At the farther end of the chapel the Copts have a little mean- looking altar of wood, surrounded by walls of lath.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Then sometimes the Copts, as the Egyptian Christians are called, would rebel.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Wonder who's copt it this time!
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
This man, an original Egyptian, or Copt, by birth, and of noble rank, was a profound hypocrite.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 4" by Various
All these beginnings were gradually overthrown by Islam except among the Copts in Egypt, and in Abyssinia.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
The little Copt girls are like her, only pale; but they don't let you admire them for fear of the evil-eye.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
Egypt soon became a stronghold of the Nicene faith, for Athanasius could sway the heart of Greek and Copt alike.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
The Copt and Jewish quarters lie north of the Muski.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
I got 'copt,' and was sent into the county jail.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
Among themselves they are known as "Copts," which would rather indicate a comparatively recent Egyptian origin.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
The Copts are said to be the native Egyptians, and pride themselves very much on their antiquity.
"Harper's Young People, October 12, 1880" by Various
It was discovered by a Copt in 1873.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
The invasion of Egypt occurred A.D. 638, the Arabs being invited by the Copts.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
In default of Syrian or Copt, she might have become Persian as already she was Greek.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

The Copt comes out of Egypt-land and with a braggart face
He'll tell you that his fathers piled the Pyramids in place.
In his Monophysite Christ we set no faith, the blasphemer!
But we all believe, we all believe, in the Holy Sepulchre!
"A Song Of The Sects" by Cale Young Rice
A Latin and Greek, praise God, are we, Armenian and Copt,
And we're all drunk as drunk can be, for we've together sopped.
Not one of us but hankers to hang all Jews on a Juniper,
For we all believe, we all believe, in the Holy Sepulchre!
"A Song Of The Sects" by Cale Young Rice
A Latin and Greek, praise God, are we, Armenian and Copt,
And we're all drunk as drunk can be, for we've together sopped.
Not one of us but spits at the creed the others mouth and purr,
But we all believe, we all believe, in the Holy Sepulchre!
"A Song Of The Sects" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

The 'maverick' Egyptian-American Copt behind the anti-Muslim film.
Copt -Muslim clash in Cairo renews question: Who are the Copts.
1 year after Copts killed during protest, Egyptian rights group says no one held accountable .
AP file photo Egyptian Copts carry a Christian cross and a candle and chant prayers while taking part in a protest.
New pope chosen for Egypt's Copts.
Tucson News NowIn troubled Egypt, Copts turn to beloved saint.
Child's hand selects Egyptian Copts ' pope.
Egypt's Copts choose new pope.
Egypt's Copts select new pope for uncertain times.
Muslims, Copts appeal to rioters to drop violence.
His arrest came during a wave of public outrage over the film, produced by an Egyptian -American Copt.
For Copts, a persecuting dictator was preferable to the Islamist mob.
Those who follow the travails of Egyptian Copts suggest the source of his militant anti-Islamism, and determination to make the blatantly inflammatory film , is less mysterious than the film 's origins.
Anti-Islam movie puts spotlight on US Copts, little known Egyptian Christian community.
The ' maverick ' Egyptian-American Copt behind the anti-Muslim film.
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In science:

In particular, if Copt is a minimum sized CDS, and v is a node in Copt , then N (v) includes at most 81 nodes of Crand .
The Expected Size of the Rule k Dominating Set
But Copt is a dominating set; therefore every node in Crand must be in N (v) for at least one v ∈ Copt .
The Expected Size of the Rule k Dominating Set
Efrat and Har-Peled give randomized approximaopt log4 n) time complexity and tion algorithms for VG problem in simple polygons with O(nc2 O(log copt ) approximation ratio.
Fast Approximation Algorithms for Art Gallery Problems in Simple Polygons
O(log n log(copt log n)) approximation ratio. copt is optimal number of VGs in the problem, and it can be O(n) in the worst case of input.
Fast Approximation Algorithms for Art Gallery Problems in Simple Polygons
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