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Meaning of PALEOGRAPHY

Pronunciation:  `peylee'√Ęgrufee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
 

PALEOGRAPHY is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: archaeology, archeology, epigraphy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa`le*og"ra*phy\, n. [Paleo- + -graphy: cf. F.
pal['e]ographie.]
1. An 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.

 
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