papyrology

noun
pap·​y·​rol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpa-pə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce papyrology (audio) \

Definition of papyrology

: the study of papyrus manuscripts

Other Words from papyrology

papyrologist \ ˌpa-​pə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce papyrologist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of papyrology

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Papyrology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papyrology. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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