glyptic

noun

glyp·​tic ˈglip-tik How to pronounce glyptic (audio)
: the art or process of carving or engraving especially on gems

Word History

Etymology

probably from French glyptique, from Greek glyptikē, from glyphein

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glyptic was circa 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Glyptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glyptic. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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