In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Kasser is an expert in Coptic, or Egyptian Christian, history and literature.
- A Coptic Christian offered to show them a ford across the river.
- The author also makes some helpful comparisons with the Gospel of Thomas, the collection of sayings of Jesus found in the Coptic library at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945.
- Among the treasures are Greek and Coptic papyri, a copy of the Gutenberg Bible, German, French, and Latin codices, and first and early editions of the works of William Shakespeare.
- According to tradition, the Nubian kings converted to Christianity either through the efforts of Coptic missionaries from Egypt or through a Byzantine missionary sent by Empress Theodora in the fourth or sixth century.
- The Coptic bowl and flagon, with medallions of a possible saint, might have been used for the ritual washing of hands or feet.
- The churches in both kingdoms acknowledged the Coptic patriarch as their head and he consecrated their metropolitan bishops.
- The name antelope is a general one which may be derived from a Coptic term which according to Burton applied originally to the mythical unicorn but now covers the wide range indicated in the preceding paragraph.
- He selected seventy pieces extending from the Coptic period about 400 to 500 AD through the early Islamic period up to imported Indian printed fabrics up to about the eighteenth century.
- Dedicating himself to the study of various oriental languages - including Persian, Ethiopic, Sanskrit, Zend, Pahlevi and Arabic - Champollion also began work on a dictionary and grammar of the Coptic language.
- The fragmentary Greek sayings turned out to be closely related to sayings in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas which was discovered in 1945 among a large collection of writings known as the Nag Hammadi Library.
- Jean-François went to high school there, reading a paper on the Coptic language before the Académie de Grenoble when he was only 16.
- It was not difficult to contact Gabra, and despite the fact that he was flying to the United States two days later, where he was to present a course on Coptic studies, he was enthusiastic about sharing his innovative ideas with the Weekly.
- Champollion wondered if the first hieroglyph in the cartouche, the disc, might represent the sun, and then he assumed its sound value to be that of the Coptic word for sun, ‘ra’.
- The manuscript written in the ancient dialect of Egypt's Coptic Christian community will be translated into English, French and German in about a year, the foundation specialising in antique culture said.
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