Kyriological
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 — 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

  • 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

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