noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 the study of papyrus manuscripts • papyrologist noun

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  • papyrology — [pap΄ə räl′ə jē] n. the study and translation of ancient manuscripts written on papyrus papyrologist n …   English World dictionary

  • papyrology — papyrological /peuh puy reuh loj i keuhl, peuh pear euh /, adj. papyrologist, n. /pap euh rol euh jee/, n. the study of papyrus manuscripts. [1895 1900; PAPYR(US) + o + LOGY] * * *       the care, reading, and interpretation of ancient documents… …   Universalium

  • papyrology — noun The study of ancient texts written on papyrus See Also: papyrologist …   Wiktionary

  • papyrology — study of paper Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • papyrology — pap·y·rol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • papyrology — pap•y•rol•o•gy [[t]ˌpæp əˈrɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. anh ara the study of papyrus manuscripts • Etymology: 1895–1900 pap y•rol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • papyrology — /pæpəˈrɒlədʒi/ (say papuh roluhjee) noun the systematic study of papyri. –papyrologist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • papyrology — n. the study of ancient papyri. Derivatives: papyrological adj. papyrologist n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxyrhynchus Papyri — Grenfell (left) and Hunt (right) in about 1896 The Oxyrhynchus Papyri are a very numerous group of manuscripts discovered by archaeologists including Bernard Pyne Grenfell and Arthur Surridge Hunt at an ancient rubbish dump near Oxyrhynchus in… …   Wikipedia

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