epigrapher

noun

epig·​ra·​pher i-ˈpi-grə-fər How to pronounce epigrapher (audio)
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Examples of epigrapher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Archaeologists have known for more than a century that the seat of the empire was on Kulen, after a French epigrapher deciphered a stone inscription in what is now northern Thailand that described the coronation of Jayavarman II, the king who founded the empire in 802. Simon Willis, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2023 Last year, Matthieu Richelle, an epigrapher who also studied under Lemaire, wrote a paper arguing, among other things, that Langlois’ dot could just be an anomaly in the stone. Chanan Tigay, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2023 In an interview, Christopher Rollston, a leading epigrapher at George Washington University who is writing a book about biblical forgeries, was blunt. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2021 In the early 1970s, epigrapher Tatiana Proskouriakoff became the first person in centuries to begin to piece together what happened in Tikal in 378. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, 27 Feb. 2020 King, an archaeologist, linguist, and epigrapher of ancient Mesoamerian cultures, became interested in the Voynich Manuscript two years ago through one of his students, Bryce Beasley, who was fascinated with it. John Woolfolk, The Mercury News, 12 July 2019

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Word History

Etymology

epigraph + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epigrapher was in 1887

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“Epigrapher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigrapher. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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