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palaeography

(ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the study of the handwritings of the past, and often the manuscripts as well, so that they may be dated, read, etc, and may serve as historical and literary sources
2. (Historical Terms) a handwriting of the past
palaeˈographer n
palaeographic, ˌpalaeoˈgraphical 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
Translations

palaeography

[ˌpælɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Npaleografía f
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These ritual medallions bear identical legends in Sanskrit using late southern Brahmi characters palaeographically datable to the seventh century.
My tentative conjecture of Mu'izz is palaeographically justified, but shaky--the Hamdanid ruler Mu'izz al-Dawla (d.
first century CE), and the Coptic Cambyses Romance (dated palaeographically to the late sixth or seventh century CE).
Palaeographically, he says, it belongs to the time of 21st-22nd Dynasties in Egypt; and grammatically it is in good epistolary Late Egyptian spiced with a pinch of demotico-Coptic colloquialisms.
In the actually occurring form thero the loss of -w- is due to a scribal error, which can palaeographically be accounted for as follows.
The copy of the Temple Scroll which we possess is palaeographically dated to the Herodian period.
The adjective [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is not credible Greek; palaeographically, the slightest change mooted (by Triller) is to [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] supposed to be equivalent to [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
18) Palaeographically it is an unlikely error, however, even given that this section of the play was set by the most careless of the three compositors, designated `N' by Antony hammond.
That edition was rightly criticized as soon as the first volume appeared in 1968 for its uncritical and palaeographically unsound treatment of the two earliest manuscripts and for making some of the Floss readings even worse.
Without reference to a high-quality reproduction it is impossible to make a convincing case of any sort, but an interpretation will be ventured here which, although by no means unassailable, seems palaeographically persuasive.
156, that gutture is "superior palaeographically, as the less common word" (Cambridge 1931) xix.
Palaeographically the four sections of the workbook do in fact look as if they were written sequentially and one can see the handwriting mature from section to section, but it would still be valuable to have a full physical description of the book: its collation, sewing (the colour photographs suggest that it might have been resewn at some time), direction of chainlines, location and type of watermarks, all of which can help indicate whether the volume is indeed an entity or has had any sections inserted.