Definition of Ostraca

1. Noun. (plural of ostracon) ¹



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Definition of Ostraca

1. ostracon [n] - See also: ostracon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostraca

ostleresses
ostleries
ostlers
ostlery
ostmark
ostmarks
ostodolepid
ostodolepids
ostomate
ostomates
ostomies
ostomy
ostoses
ostosis
ostosises
ostraca (current term)
ostracea
ostracean
ostraceans
ostraceous
ostracion
ostraciont
ostracionts
ostracise
ostracised
ostracises
ostracising
ostracism
ostracisms
ostracite

Literary usage of Ostraca

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1. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1904)
"GREEK ostraca IN AMERICA. A beginning of publishing the Greek ostraca in America has already been made by Professor Sayce, who in 1901 published an ostracon ..."

2. Fayûm Towns and Their Papyri by David George Hogarth, Joseph Grafton Milne, Bernard Pyne Grenfell, Arthur Surridge Hunt (1900)
"V. ostraca. The 50 selected ostraca which we publish here possess a peculiar interest in being the first collection found in the ..."

3. Karanòg: The Meroitic Inscriptions of Shablûl and Karanòg by Francis Llewellyn Griffith (1911)
"The late Mr. Scott-Moncrieff recorded the finding of two ostraca at Haifa in 1905, which have unfortunately disappeared,1 and Dr. ..."

4. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"Gr ostraca in large quantities have been found in Egypt, preserving documents of many kinds, chiefly tax receipts. The texts of some 2000 2. ..."

5. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1907)
"Still more " vulgar " are the texts newly discovered on the ostraca. The ostracon or potsherd, obtainable from any broken jug or vessel, was the writing ..."

6. Studies in Attic Epigraphy, History, and Topography by Eugene Vanderpool (1982)
"(later et) in special environments (et after *X- and the suffix -eta preceded by X-), they scarcely justify the assumption that the dipinti and ostraca ..."

7. Biblia by Charles Henry Stanley Davis (1905)
"A beginning of publishing the Greek ostraca in America has already been made ... With that document, therefore, a provisional survey of the Greek ostraca in ..."

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