Arrowheaded characters
Arrowheaded Ar"row*head`ed, a. Shaped like the head of an arrow; cuneiform. [1913 Webster]

{Arrowheaded characters}, characters the elements of which consist of strokes resembling arrowheads, nailheads, or wedges; -- hence called also nail-headed, wedge-formed, cuneiform, or cuneatic characters; the oldest written characters used in the country about the Tigris and Euphrates, and subsequently in Persia, and abounding among the ruins of Persepolis, Nineveh, and Babylon. See {Cuneiform}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Arrowheaded — Ar row*head ed, a. Shaped like the head of an arrow; cuneiform. [1913 Webster] {Arrowheaded characters}, characters the elements of which consist of strokes resembling arrowheads, nailheads, or wedges; hence called also nail headed, wedge formed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail-headed characters — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wedge-formed characters — Wedge formed Wedge formed , a. Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform. [1913 Webster] {Wedge formed characters}, {Wedge shaped characters}. See {Arrow headed characters}, under {Arrowheaded}, and cf. {cuneiform}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wedge-shaped characters — Wedge formed Wedge formed , a. Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform. [1913 Webster] {Wedge formed characters}, {Wedge shaped characters}. See {Arrow headed characters}, under {Arrowheaded}, and cf. {cuneiform}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cuneiform — Cu*ne i*form (k? n? ? f?rm), Cuniform Cu ni*form (k? n? f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + form: cf. F. cunei forme. See {Coin}.] 1. Wedge shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; especially applied to the wedge shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cuniform — Cuneiform Cu*ne i*form (k? n? ? f?rm), Cuniform Cu ni*form (k? n? f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + form: cf. F. cunei forme. See {Coin}.] 1. Wedge shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; especially applied to the wedge shaped or arrowheaded characters of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail-head — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail-head molding — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail-headed — Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an ornament… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail-headed molding — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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