papyrology

papyrology

[pap-uh-rol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of papyrus manuscripts.

Origin:
1895–1900; papyr(us) + -o- + -logy

papyrological [puh-pahy-ruh-loj-i-kuhl, puh-peer-uh-] , adjective
papyrologist, noun
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papyrology (ˌpæpɪˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of ancient papyri
 
papyrological
 
adj
 
papy'rologist
 
n

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papyrology

the care, reading, and interpretation of ancient documents written on papyrus, which is of prime importance in Egyptian, Middle Eastern, and Classical archaeology.

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