Definition of Papyri
1. Noun. Plural of papyrus, particularly in the sense of ancient documents written on papyrus. ¹
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Definition of Papyri
1. papyrus [n] - See also: papyrus
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Literary usage of Papyri
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity by William Linn Westermann (1955)
"The Brooklyn Museum Aramaic papyri, ed. Kraeling, EG papyri, publications. Greek. ... Catalogue of Greek and Latin papyri in the University of Aberdeen, ed. ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"On the papyri thus composed (Papyrus of Chrysippus in the Louvre, ... This writing is chiefly used on administrative papyri for accounts, census, contracts, ..."
3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"That this quality inheres especially in the papyri is not a matter of accident, since they more 5. Pronun- nearly concern private and common ciation life. ..."
4. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"I undertake to notice briefly this book not as a specialist in the field of papyri literature, but as one of that larger number who have a keen interest in ..."
5. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"The Oxyrhynchus papyri. Parts iv. Edited by BP Grenfell and AS Hunt. ... Greek papyri in the British Museum. Catalogue, with Texts and atlases of facsimiles ..."
6. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1906)
"The chief items of the Reinach papyri consist of a series of documents ... The majority of these papyri are engrossed in Greek, the minority in Demotic. ..."
7. Journal of Biblical Literature by Society of Biblical Literature (1908)
"The Unity of the Sanctuary in the Light of the Elephantine papyri. JAMES A. KELSO WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, PITTSBURGH, PA. THE existence of a shrine of ..."
8. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1898)
"The remark that "we have only begun to scratch Egypt as yet," is now as true as it is witty. Witness the great but easy discovery of papyri by Messrs. ..."