Egyptian

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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( a.) Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa.

(2): ( n.) A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the Egyptian language.

(3): ( n.) A gypsy.

Smith's Bible Dictionary [2]

Egyp'tian. The Native Or Natives Of Egypt .

King James Dictionary [3]

EGYP'TIAN, a. Pertaining to Egypt in Africa.

EGYP'TIAN, n. A native of Egypt also, a gypsy.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [4]

(properly מַצְרַי , Mitsri', Αἰγύπτιος ; but often in the plur. as a rendering in the A.V. of מַצְרִיסַם , Egypt), a native of the land of Egypt (q.v.); found in the sing. masc. ( Genesis 39:1, etc.;  Acts 21:38, etc.), fem. מַצְרַית ( Genesis 16:1), plur. masc. מַצְרַים ( Genesis 12:12;  Genesis 12:14;  Acts 7:22, etc.), fem. מַצְרַיּוֹת . ( Exodus 1:19). The Egyptian insurrectionist of  Acts 21:38, seems to have been a mountebank ( Γόης , Josephus, War, 2:13, 5), or pretended prophet (Ant. 20:7, 6). See PAUL. That country was proverbial for such characters.

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