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

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

Dictionary Entries Near paleographic

Cite this Entry

“Paleographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleographic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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