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epigraphy

[ih-pig-ruh-fee] /ɪˈpɪg rə fi/
noun
1.
the study or science of epigraphs or inscriptions, especially of ancient inscriptions.
2.
inscriptions collectively.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; epigraph + -y3
Related forms
epigraphist, epigrapher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epigrapher

epigraphy

/ɪˈpɪɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the study of ancient inscriptions
2.
epigraphs collectively
Derived Forms
epigraphist, epigrapher, noun
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epigraphy

the study of written matter recorded on hard or durable material. The term is derived from the Classical Greek epigraphein ("to write upon, incise") and epigraphe ("inscription").

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