dactylioglyph dac*tyl"i*o*glyph (d[a^]k*t[i^]l"[i^]*[-o]*gl[i^]f), n. [Gr. daktyliogly`fos an engraver of gems; dakty`lios finger ring (fr. da`ktylos finger) + gly`fein to engrave.] (Fine Arts) (a) An engraver of gems for rings and other ornaments. (b) The inscription of the engraver's name on a finger ring or gem. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dactylioglyph — (v. gr.), Graveur, Steinschneider; daher Dactylioglyphik (Dactyliographik), Steinschneidekunst …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dactylioglyph — The mark or engraving in a ring …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • dactylioglyph —   n. engraver of gems, especially for rings.    ♦ dactyliographic, a.    ♦ dactyliography, n. study of gem engraving.    ♦ dactyliology, n. study of finger rings …   Dictionary of difficult words

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