Egyptology
Egyptology E`gyp*tol"o*gy, n. [Egypt + -logy.] The science or study of Egyptian antiquities, esp. the hieroglyphics. [1913 Webster]

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  • Egyptology — (from Egypt and Greek gr. λογία, logia . ar. علم المصريات, fa. مصر شناسی) is a major field of archaeology, the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native… …   Wikipedia

  • Egyptology — 1859, from EGYPT (Cf. Egypt) + OLOGY (Cf. ology). Related: Egyptologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • Egyptology — [ē′jip täl′ə jē] n. the science or study of ancient Egyptian architecture, inscriptions, language, customs, etc. Egyptologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Egyptology — Egyptological /i jip teuh loj i keuhl/, adj. Egyptologist, n. /ee jip tol euh jee/, n. the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities. [1855 60; EGYPT + O + LOGY] * * * Study of pharaonic Egypt from the putative beginnings of Egyptian culture (с… …   Universalium

  • Egyptology — E|gyp|tol|o|gy [ ,idʒıp talədʒi ] noun uncount the study of ancient Egypt and its culture, history, and language, as shown by the buildings and objects that still exist. A student of Egyptology is called an Egyptologist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Egyptology — UK [ˌiːdʒɪpˈtɒlədʒɪ] / US [ˌɪdʒɪpˈtɑlədʒɪ] noun [uncountable] the study of ancient Egypt and its culture, history, and language, as shown by the buildings and objects that still exist. A student of Egyptology is called an Egyptologist …   English dictionary

  • Egyptology — noun Date: 1862 the study of Egyptian antiquities • Egyptological adjective • Egyptologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Egyptology — noun a) The study of ancient Egypt. b) A work concerning ancient Egypt …   Wiktionary

  • EGYPTOLOGY —    the science, in the interest of ancient history, of Egyptian antiquities, such as the monuments and their inscriptions, and one in which of late years great interest has been taken, and much progress made …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Egyptology — study of ancient Egypt Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

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