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petroglyph

[pe-truh-glif] /ˈpɛ trəˌglɪf/
noun
1.
a drawing or carving on rock, made by a member of a prehistoric people.
Also called petrograph.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French pétroglyphe. See petro-1, glyph
Related forms
petroglyphic, adjective
petroglyphy
[pi-trog-luh-fee] /pɪˈtrɒg lə fi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for petro-glyph

petroglyph

/ˈpɛtrəˌɡlɪf/
noun
1.
a drawing or carving on rock, esp a prehistoric one
Word Origin
C19: via French from Greek petra stone + gluphē carving
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Word Origin and History for petro-glyph

petroglyph

n.

1870, from French pétroglyphe, from Greek petra "rock" (see petrous) + glyphe "carving" (see glyph).

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