Definition of Epigraphy

1. Noun. The study of ancient inscriptions.

Generic synonyms: Paleography



Definition of Epigraphy

1. n. The science of inscriptions; the art of engraving inscriptions or of deciphering them.

Definition of Epigraphy

1. Noun. inscriptions collectively ¹

2. Noun. the study or decipherment of inscriptions, especially of ancient ones ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epigraphy

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Medical Definition of Epigraphy

1. The science of inscriptions; the art of engraving inscriptions or of deciphering them. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigraphy

epigrammes
epigrammist
epigrammists
epigrams
epigraph
epigrapher
epigraphers
epigraphic
epigraphical
epigraphically
epigraphics
epigraphies
epigraphist
epigraphists
epigraphs
epigraphy (current term)
epigynes
epigynies
epigynous
epigyny
epihalohydrin
epihalohydrins
epihyal
epihyal bone
epihyal ligament
epihyals
epihyoid
epiiodohydrin
epiiodohydrins

Literary usage of Epigraphy

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1. Introduction to the Study of History by Charles Victor Langlois, Charles Seignobos, George Godfrey Berry (1904)
"We thus see why Greek and Latin epigraphy and mediaeval palaeography—that is, the sum of the various lands of knowledge required for the deciphering of ..."

2. Rameses the Great: Or, Egypt 3300 Years Ago by Ferdinand Lanoye (1872)
"Pre-Historic Chronology of the Egyptian Empire.—Menés, the First Founder of a Dynasty.—Discordance between epigraphy and Geology. ..."

3. Christian Archæology by Charles Wesley Bennett (1891)
"epigraphy treats of the content, character, chronology, deciphering, and interpretation of inscriptions. The term inscriptions is applied to "all ..."

4. How to Learn Philology: A Simple and Introductory Book for Teachers and Learners by Eustace Hamilton Miles (1899)
"For details about the Alphabets, see Giles' Manual, King and Cook- son's Comparative Grammar, and, best of all, Roberts' Introduction to Greek epigraphy ..."

5. Epitaphs of the Catacombs; Or, Christian Inscriptions in Rome During the by James Spencer Northcote (1878)
"Contrast between Pagan ami Christian epitaphs — Christian epigraphy perfected by degrees, but its general character shown from the first ; simple, hopeful, ..."

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