paleographic

adjective

pa·​leo·​graph·​ic ˌpā-lē-ə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce paleographic (audio)
variants or paleographical
: relating to writings of former times
paleographically adverb

Examples of paleographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Machines can’t read this yellowed, paleographic writing. Benjamin Cassidy, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2024

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Word History

Etymology

paleo- + -graphic, after paleography

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paleographic was in 1833

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“Paleographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleographic. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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