Greek and Egyptian, and Coptic
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Abstract

The entry presents an overview on language contact features between Greek and Ancient Egyptian/Coptic.

1. Introduction

Ancient Egyptian (including its successor Coptic) is attested from the 3rd millennium BCE until at least the mid-2nd millennium CE when it was finally superseded by Arabic. Diachronically it is divided into Earlier Egyptian (covering Old and Middle Egyptian, roughly 3rd and 2nd millennium BCE) and Later Egyptian (covering Late Egyptian, Demotic and Co…

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Antonio Loprieno, “Greek and Egyptian, and Coptic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000151>
First published online: 2013



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