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pa·le·og·ra·phy

 (pā′lē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
1. The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing.
2.
a. The documents whose writing is so studied.
b. The manner of writing in an earlier, especially ancient, document or set of documents.

pa′le·og′ra·pher n.
pa′le·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

paleography

(ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of palaeography

pa•le•og•ra•phy

(ˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
1. ancient writing or forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions.
2. the study of ancient writings.
[1810–20]
pa`le•og′ra•pher, n.
pa`le•o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) pa`le•o•graph′i•cal, adj.

paleography, palaeography

1. ancient forms of writing, as in inscriptions, documents, and manuscripts.
2. the study of ancient writings, including decipherment, translation, and determination of age and date. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj.
See also: Writing
1. ancient forms of writing, as in inscriptions, documents, and manuscripts.
2. the study of ancient writings, including decipherment, translation, and determination of age and date. — paleographer, palaeographer, n. — paleographic, palaeographic, adj.
See also: Literature
the study of ancient writings, including inscriptions. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj. papyrology the study of ancient writings on papyrus. — papyrologist, n.
See also: Antiquity

paleography

The study of ancient manuscripts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleography - the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)paleography - the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
epigraphy - the study of ancient inscriptions
Translations

paleography

nPaläografie f
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