hieroglyphist

hieroglyphist

[hahy-er-uh-glif-ist, hahy-ruh-, hahy-uh-rog-luh-fist, hahy-rog-]
noun
1.
a person who studies hieroglyphics; hieroglyphologist.
2.
a person who writes in hieroglyphics.

Origin:
1820–30; hieroglyph(ics) + -ist

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hieroglyphic (ˌhaɪərəˈɡlɪfɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a form of writing using picture symbols, esp as used in ancient Egypt
2.  written with hieroglyphic symbols
3.  difficult to read or decipher
 
n
4.  a picture or symbol representing an object, concept, or sound
5.  a symbol or picture that is difficult to read or decipher
 
[C16: from Late Latin hieroglyphicus, from Greek hierogluphikos, from hiero- + gluphē carving, from gluphein to carve]
 
hiero'glyphically
 
adv
 
hieroglyphist
 
n

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