What does the word ethiopian mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A negro.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to Ethiopia; African; negro.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A native of Ethiopia, an ancient region south of Egypt, including modern Nubia, Abyssinia, etc. Æ thiop; Æ thiopian; Ethiopt.

Usage examples for ethiopian

  1. Gathering strength, the Ethiopian kingdom under this dynasty expanded north about 750 B. C. and for a century ruled all Egypt. – The Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
  2. It is said " the leopard cannot change his spots nor the Ethiopian his skin," but the deer, assisted by nature, can change both his color and his hide. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  3. The air became as dark as the visage of an Ethiopian, and the field was covered with several heads, broken armor, and the bodies of the slain. – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous