paleography

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Etymology[edit]

paleo- +‎ -graphy; imitating Latin palaeographia for the first sense and French paléographie and paléogéographie for the second and third senses.[1]

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Noun[edit]

paleography (plural paleographies)

  1. (US) The study of old/ancient forms of writing.[1]
  2. (US) Ancient forms of writing, as in a manuscript or document.
  3. (obsolete) Paleogeography.

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References[edit]

  • paleography” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 palaeography | paleography, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, draft revision (March 2005)