Dactyliography Dac*tyl`i*og"ra*phy, n. [Gr. dakty`lios finger ring + -graphy.] (Fine Arts) (a) The art of writing or engraving upon gems. (b) In general, the literature or history of the art. [1913 Webster]

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  • dactyliography — n. art of writing or engraving upon gems; literature or history of the art …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dactyliography — 1. The art of engraving rings 2. Writing or painting with one s fingers …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • dactyliography — dactyliogˈraphy or dactyliolˈogy noun The study or lore of rings or engraved gems • • • Main Entry: ↑dactyl …   Useful english 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

  • dactylio- — combining form Etymology: probably from French, from Greek daktylio , from daktylios, from daktylos finger 1. : finger ring dactyliology 2. : gem dactyliography …   Useful english dictionary

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