curiologic
Kyriological Kyr`i*o*log"ic*al, a. [See {Curiologic}.] Serving to denote objects by conventional signs or alphabetical characters; as, the original Greek alphabet of sixteen letters was called kyriologic, because it represented the pure elementary sounds. See {Curiologic}. [Written also {curiologic} and {kuriologic}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The term is also applied, as by Warburton, to those Egyptian hieroglyphics, in which a part is put conventionally for the whole, as in depicting a battle by two hands, one holding a shield and the other a bow.


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  • Curiologic — Cu ri*o*log ic ( ? l?j ?k), a. [Gr. kyriologiko s speaking literally (applied to curiologic hieroglyphics); ky rios authoritative, proper + lo gos word, thought. Cf. {Cyriologic}.] Pertaining to a rude kind of hieroglyphics, in which a thing is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curiologic — cu·ri·o·log·ic …   English syllables

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  • kuriologic — Kyriological Kyr i*o*log ic*al, a. [See {Curiologic}.] Serving to denote objects by conventional signs or alphabetical characters; as, the original Greek alphabet of sixteen letters was called kyriologic, because it represented the pure… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kyriological — Kyr i*o*log ic*al, a. [See {Curiologic}.] Serving to denote objects by conventional signs or alphabetical characters; as, the original Greek alphabet of sixteen letters was called kyriologic, because it represented the pure elementary sounds. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyriologic — Cyr i*o*log ic (s?r ? ? l?j ?k or s? r? ), a. [See {Curiologic}.] Relating to capital letters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kyriolexy — Kyr i*o*lex y, Kyriology Kyr i*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?. See {Curiologic}.] The use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones. Krauth Fleming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kyriology — Kyriolexy Kyr i*o*lex y, Kyriology Kyr i*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?. See {Curiologic}.] The use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones. Krauth Fleming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curiologique — [kyʀjɔlɔʒik] ou (mieux) kyriologique [kiʀjɔlɔʒik] adj. ÉTYM. 1755, Encyclopédie, art. Écriture, d après l ouvrage de Warburton; grec kyriologikos (Saint Clément d Alexandrie), de kyrios « régulier, exact », et logos « …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kyriologique — curiologique [kyʀjɔlɔʒik] ou (mieux) kyriologique [kiʀjɔlɔʒik] adj. ÉTYM. 1755, Encyclopédie, art. Écriture, d après l ouvrage de Warburton; grec kyriologikos (Saint Clément d Alexandrie), de kyrios « régulier, exact », et logos « …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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