glifo

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Italian[edit]

glifi Maya – Mayan glyphs

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French glyphe, from Ancient Greek γλυφή (gluphḗ, carving), from γλύφω (glúphō, I carve, engrave)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡli.fo/, [ɡl̺iːfo]
  • Rhymes: -ifo
  • Hyphenation: glì‧fo

Noun[edit]

glifo m (plural glifi)

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  1. (architecture) An ornament consisting of a hollow.
  2. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea; glyph
    1. One of various figures used in Mayan writing; glyph
  3. In esoteric texts, a sign representing alchemical concepts, letters of secret alphabets, or astrological symbols.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

glifo m (plural glifos)

  1. glyph (carved relief representing a sound, word or idea)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French glyphe, from Ancient Greek γλυφή (gluphḗ, carving).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glifo m (plural glifos)

  1. glyph

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