epig·​ra·​phist i-ˈpi-grə-fist How to pronounce epigraphist (audio)
: a specialist in epigraphy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Adali was the epigraphist of the team who read and translated the Aramaic inscriptions in 2019 using photos captured by the research team, who had to work quickly to study the site. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 10 May 2022 The tablet was considered by many biblical scholars to be the oldest physical artifact connected to Christianity, says epigraphist John Bodel of Brown University, who was not involved in the new study. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 28 Feb. 2020 But epigraphists have argued more recently that the Greek used on the inscription was rare outside of Greece and Turkey. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 28 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epigraphist was circa 1864

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“Epigraphist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigraphist. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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