Translation of Copt in Spanish:


copto, n.

Pronunciation /kɑpt//kɒpt/


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    copto masculine
    copta feminine
    • The Christian Copts, who are said to be pure representatives of the ancient Egyptians, claim them as their own.
    • Aswan was once an important centre for Christian Copts.
    • The Copts, an indigenous Monophysite Christian church, are the largest and most important minority, some 12% of the population.
    • On the eve of both Christmas day and Easter day, Orthodox Copts break their fast with a variety of dishes made of beef and poultry.
    • For all these reasons, more than 500,000 Copts are estimated to have left Egypt for the West in the past decade.
    • It is easier now than in the past to obtain permission to build churches, Coptic Christmas has become a national holiday and Copts hold a number of cabinet-level portfolios.
    • Recently, Copts have introduced English into their church services (usually in sermons) to maintain the participation of new generations of American-born Egyptians.
    • It is not strong among some Christian groups like Egypt's Copts, and among certain educated elite.