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cuneiform

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adjective cu·ne·i·form \kyü-ˈnē-ə-ˌfȯrm, ˈkyü-n(ē-)ə-\

Simple Definition of cuneiform

  • : relating to or written in a system of writing used in parts of the ancient Middle East

Full Definition of cuneiform

  1. 1 :  having the shape of a wedge

  2. 2 :  composed of or written in wedge-shaped characters <cuneiform syllabary>

Origin of cuneiform

probably from French cunéiforme, from Middle French, from Latin cuneus + Middle French -iforme -iform


First Known Use: 1677

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cuneiform

noun cu·ne·i·form

Definition of cuneiform

  1. 1 :  a cuneiform part; specifically :  a cuneiform bone or cartilage

  2. 2 :  cuneiform writing



Illustration of cuneiform

1808

First Known Use of cuneiform

1808

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CUNEIFORM Defined for Kids

cuneiform

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adjective cu·ne·i·form \kyu̇-ˈnē-ə-ˌfȯrm\

Definition of cuneiform

  1. :  made up of or written with marks or letters shaped like wedges

cuneiform noun



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