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papyrology

[pap-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌpæp əˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of papyrus manuscripts.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; papyr(us) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
papyrological
[puh-pahy-ruh-loj-i-kuh l, puh-peer-uh-] /pəˌpaɪ rəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, pəˌpɪər ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
papyrologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for papyrology

papyrology

/ˌpæpɪˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of ancient papyri
Derived Forms
papyrological (ˌpæpɪrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
papyrologist, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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