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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“Epigraphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigraphy. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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