Egyptian definition

  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of Egypt.
    • The now extinct Afro-Asiatic language associated with the ancient Egyptians.
    • A person from Egypt or of Egyptian descent.
    • A gypsy.
    • A native, or among individuals, of Egypt; in addition, the Egyptian language.
    • A gypsy.
    • A native of Egypt; a part of any associated with the various events constituting the permanent population of Egypt; more especially, an associate or a descendant regarding the old Egyptian competition or races, allowed to be now represented chiefly by the Copts in addition to fellahs or peasantry, as distinguished through the Arabs alongside subsequent settlers.
    • A gipsy.
    • certainly one of a class of wandering impostors, Welsh or English, who disguise by themselves as gipsies and stay by telling fortunes, stealing, etc.
    • a native or inhabitant of Egypt
    • the old and now extinct language of Egypt in Pharaohs; written documents date returning to 3000 BC
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to Egypt or its people or culture.
    • Of or relating to the language associated with the ancient Egyptians.
    • Of, from, or with respect to Egypt, the Egyptian individuals and/or Egyptian language.
    • regarding Egypt, in Africa.
    • of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its men and women or their particular language
  • proper-noun:
    • The Afro-Asiatic language talked in ancient Egypt.
  • others:
    • with respect to Egypt, a country in the northeastern part of Africa, into the valley and delta associated with the Nile.
    • Gipsy. See II., 2.
    • The steady converging or sloping inwards of many of its outside wall-surfaces. This can be especially noticeable into the pylons or monumental gateways standing singly or in series before its temples.
    • Roofs and covered techniques, flat, and consists of enormous blocks of stone, reaching from one wall or stone epistyle ray to a different, the arch, although in every its forms of regular use within drains and similar works, not employed in architecture above ground, which holds consistently toward system of lintel-construction.
    • Columns, numerous, close, and massive, without bases, or with wide, level, reduced basics, and exhibiting great variety in their capitals, from a simple square block to a wide-spreading bell, elaborately created with palm-leaves or any other forms recommended by vegetation, particularly in some version for the lotus plant, bud, or rose.
    • The work of a big concave molding to crown the entablature, decorated with vertical flutings or leaves.
    • Walls and columns decorated with a profusion of sculptures in incised outline, often of admirable precision (see cavo-rilievo), or in low relief, representing divinities, men, and animals, with innumerable hieroglyphics, brilliant and true, though simple, coloring being superadded. A remarkable feature of Egyptian architecture is the grandeur of its mechanical operations, as in cutting, polishing, sculpturing, and transporting enormous blocks of limestone and of granite, and in its stupendous excavations in the solid rock. The prototype of the Greek Doric order is to be sought in such Egyptian columnar structures as the grotto-fa├žades of Beni-Hassan; and from the Egyptian lotus carvings and decoration were developed many characteristic Assyrian decorative motives, as well as the Ionic capital and the graceful anthemion-molding of Greece. See mastaba, obelisk, pylon, pyramid, syrinx, 2, etc.

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