rupestrian

adjective

ru·​pes·​tri·​an
rüˈpestrēən
variants or rupestral
-rəl
: composed of rock : inscribed on rocks

Word History

Etymology

New Latin rupestris rupestrian (from Latin rupes rock + -estris, as in terrestris terrestrial) + English -an or -al; akin to Latin rumpere to break

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rupestrian was in 1809

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“Rupestrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rupestrian. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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