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Greek and Egyptian, and Coptic
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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successor Coptic) is attested from the 3rd millennium BCE until at least the mid-2nd millennium CE when it was finally superseded by Arabic.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 Coptic, f…

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Antonio Loprieno, “Greek and Egyptian, and Coptic”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000151>
First published online: 2013

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