Dactyliology Dac*tyl`i*ol"o*gy, n. [Gr. dakty`lios finger ring + -logy.] (Fine Arts) (a) That branch of arch[ae]ology which has to do with gem engraving. (b) That branch of arch[ae]ology which has to do with finger rings. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dactyliology — study of rings Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dactyliology — n. study of rings that are worn on fingers; archaeology dealing with engraving gem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dactyliology — The study of finger rings …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • dactyliology — dactyliogˈraphy or dactyliolˈogy noun The study or lore of rings or engraved gems • • • Main Entry: ↑dactyl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dactylioglyph —   n. engraver of gems, especially for rings.    ♦ dactyliographic, a.    ♦ dactyliography, n. study of gem engraving.    ♦ dactyliology, n. study of finger rings …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dactylio- — combining form Etymology: probably from French, from Greek daktylio , from daktylios, from daktylos finger 1. : finger ring dactyliology 2. : gem dactyliography …   Useful english dictionary

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