cuneiform


1cu·ne·i·form

adjective \kyü-ˈnē-ə-ˌfrm, ˈkyü-n(ē-)ə-\

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

Full Definition of CUNEIFORM

1
:  having the shape of a wedge
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

Other Alphabet Terms

linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

2cuneiform

noun

Definition of CUNEIFORM

1
:  a cuneiform part; specifically :  a cuneiform bone or cartilage
2
:  cuneiform writing

Illustration of CUNEIFORM

First Known Use of CUNEIFORM

1808

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

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