epigraphy

noun
epig·​ra·​phy | \ i-ˈpi-grə-fē How to pronounce epigraphy (audio) , e-\

Definition of epigraphy

2 : the study of inscriptions especially : the deciphering of ancient inscriptions

First Known Use of epigraphy

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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