pap·​y·​rol·​o·​gy ˌpa-pə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce papyrology (audio)
: the study of papyrus manuscripts
papyrologist noun

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

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of papyrology was in 1898

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“Papyrology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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