paleography

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English[edit]

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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 or ancient forms of writing.[2]
  2. (US) Ancient scripts or forms of writing themselves, as uncial, scriptio continua, or methods of using papyrus scrolls.
  3. (obsolete) Paleogeography.

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References[edit]

  • paleography” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  1. ^ palaeography | paleography, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, draft revision (March 2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "palaeography | paleography, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2005.