Glyph Glyph (gl[i^]f), n. [Gr. glyfh` carving, fr. gly`fein to carve: cf. F. glyphe. Cf. {Cleave} to split.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See {Triglyph}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch[ae]ol.) A carved figure or character, incised or in relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph representing a form originally adopted for sculpture, whether carved or painted. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • glyph — 1727, ornamental groove in architecture, from Fr. glyphe (1701), from Gk. glyphe a carving, from glyphein to hollow out, cut out with a knife, engrave, carve, from PIE root *gleubh to cut, slice (Cf. L. glubere to peel, shell, strip, O.E. cleofan …   Etymology dictionary

  • glyph — [glif] n. [Gr glyphē, a carving < glyphein, to carve, cut < IE base * gleubh > CLEAVE1] 1. a pictograph or other symbolic character or sign, esp. when cut into a surface or carved in relief 2. Archit. a vertical channel or groove glyphic …   English World dictionary

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  • glyph — [[t]glɪf[/t]] n. 1) a pictograph or hieroglyph 2) a sculptured figure or relief carving 3) archit. an ornamental vertical channel or groove, esp. in Doric architecture 4) any symbol bearing information nonverbally, as a crossed out cigarette on a …   From formal English to slang

  • glyph — glyphic, adj. /glif/, n. 1. a pictograph or hieroglyph. 2. a sculptured figure or relief carving. 3. Archit. an ornamental channel or groove. [1720 30; < Gk glyph(é) carving, deriv. of glýphein to hollow out] * * * …   Universalium

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  • glyph — noun Etymology: Greek glyphē carved work, from glyphein to carve more at cleave Date: 1775 1. an ornamental vertical groove especially in a Doric frieze 2. a symbolic figure or a character (as in the Mayan system of writing) usually incised or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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