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

Definition of papyrology

: the study of papyrus manuscripts

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

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Recent Examples on the Web That papyrology called to him was perhaps little wonder. Ariel Sabar, The Atlantic, "A Mystery at Oxford," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of papyrology

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for papyrology

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The first known use of papyrology was in 1898

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“Papyrology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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