Sphenography
Sphenography Sphe*nog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. sfh`n a wedge + -graphy.] The art of writing in cuneiform characters, or of deciphering inscriptions made in such characters. [1913 Webster]

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  • sphenography — sphenographer, sphenographist, n. sphenographic /sfee neuh graf ik/, adj. /sfee nog reuh fee/, n. 1. the art of writing in cuneiform characters. 2. the study of cuneiform writing. [1880 85; SPHENO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sphenography — sphe·nog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • sphenography — sfə̇ˈnägrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: sphen + graphy : the art of writing in or deciphering cuneiform characters * * * sphenographer, sphenographist, n. sphenographic /sfee neuh graf ik/, adj. /sfee nog reuh fee/, n. 1. the art of writing in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sphenographer — Sphe*nog ra*pher, n. One skilled in sphenography; a sphenographist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphenographic — Sphe no*graph ic, a. Of or pertaining to sphenography. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spheno- — a combining form meaning wedge, used in the formation of compound words: sphenography. Also, esp. before a vowel, sphen . [ < NL < Gk sphén wedge + o O ] * * * …   Universalium

  • sphenic —   a. wedge shaped; Mathematics, having three different prime numbers as its factors.    ♦ sphenocephaly, n. state of having sphenic head.    ♦ sphenogram, n. cuneiform character.    ♦ sphenography, n. art of using or interpreting sphenograms.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sphe|no|graph|ic — «SFEE nuh GRAF ihk», adjective. of or having to do with sphenography …   Useful english dictionary

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