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paleography

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noun pa·le·og·ra·phy \ˌpā-lē-ˈä-grə-fē, especially British ˌpa-\

Definition of paleography

  1. 1 :  the study of ancient writings and inscriptions

  2. 2 a :  an ancient manner of writing b :  ancient writings

pa·le·og·ra·pher play \-fər\ noun


Origin of paleography

New Latin palaeographia, from Greek palai- pale- + -graphia -graphy


First Known Use: 1806


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