curiologic

adjective

cu·​ri·​o·​log·​ic
¦kyu̇rēə¦läjik
variants or curiological
-jə̇kəl
: representing things by their pictures instead of by symbols
used of hieroglyphic writing
curiologically
-jə̇k(ə)lē
adverb

Word History

Etymology

curiologic from Late Greek kyriologikos in an obvious sense, from kyriologia obvious language (from Greek kyrios ruling, literal—from kyros power, might—+ -logia -logy) + Greek -ikos -ic; akin to Sanskrit śūra powerful, Latin cavus hollow; curiological from curiologic + -al

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“Curiologic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curiologic. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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