- ancient manner of writing; ancient writings,
collectively; as, Punic paleography.
2. The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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paleography — [pā΄lē äg′rə fē] n. [ModL palaeographia: see PALEO & GRAPHY] 1. ancient writing or forms of writing, collectively 2. the study of describing or deciphering ancient writings paleographer n. paleographic [pā′lēō graf′ik] adj. paleographical … English World dictionary
paleography — paleographer, n. paleographic /pay lee euh graf ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal ee /, paleographical, adj. paleographically, adv. /pay lee og reuh fee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal ee /, n. 1. ancient forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions. 2. the … Universalium
paleography — noun Etymology: New Latin palaeographia, from Greek palai pale + graphia graphy Date: 1806 1. the study of ancient writings and inscriptions 2. a. an ancient manner of writing b. ancient writings • paleographer noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
paleography — noun a) Ancient forms of writing, as in a manuscript or document. b) The study of ancient forms of writing … Wiktionary
paleography — Synonyms and related words: IPA, ITA, Initial Teaching Alphabet, International Phonetic Alphabet, alphabet, alphabetics, autography, bowwow theory, calligraphy, chirography, comparative linguistics, criticism, cryptanalysis, cryptography,… … Moby Thesaurus
paleography — paÂ·le ogÂ·raÂ·phy || â€špÃ¦lÉª É’grÉ™fÉª / É‘g n. research and study of ancient forms of writing … English contemporary dictionary
paleography — pa·le·og·ra·phy … English syllables
paleography — pa•le•og•ra•phy [[t]ˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˌpæl i [/t]] n. 1) ling. ancient writing or forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions 2) ling. ara the study of ancient writings • Etymology: 1810–20 pa le•og′ra•pher, n. pa… … From formal English to slang
paleography — The study of ancient writings … Grandiloquent dictionary
paleography — noun the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them) • Hypernyms: ↑archeology, ↑archaeology • Hyponyms: ↑epigraphy … Useful english dictionary