papyrus
noun (plural papyri or papyruses) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin — more at paper Date: 14th century 1. a tall perennial sedge (Cyperus papyrus) of the Nile valley 2. the pith of the papyrus plant especially when made into strips and pressed into a material to write on 3. a. a writing on papyrus b. a written scroll made of papyrus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Papyrus antiquorum)


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  • Papyrus — (IPA|/pəˈpaɪrəs/) (Rhymes: )is a thick paper like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus , a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt. Papyrus usually grow 2–3 meters (5–9 ft) tall. Papyrus is …   Wikipedia

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  • Papyrus — (pl. Papyri) war der wichtigste Beschreibstoff des Altertums. Vor allem in der Antike erfüllte Papyrus eine ähnliche Funktion wie unser heutiges Papier. Er wurde in verschiedenen Qualitäten gehandelt, wobei die billigste meist als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Papyrus — Pa*py rus, n.; pl. {Papyri}. [L., fr. Gr. pa pyros. See {Paper}.] 1. (Bot.) A tall rushlike plant ({Cyperus Papyrus}) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PAPYRUS — a charta differt: materies namque fuit, ex qua charta, quod circa Alexandri M. aetatem primum repertum quibusdam, fieret. Necilli chartae datum nomen, nisi cum Epistolis salutatricibus inserviret. Est enim χάρτης Graecum a χαίρειν, gaudere,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • papyrus —    papyrus plantAn ancestor to modern papers, see thumbnail to rightpapyrus was used especially by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. A papyrus can also be a document or drawing produced on papyrus. The plural form of the word is papyri.… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • papyrus — [pə pī′rəs] n. pl. papyri [pə pī′rī΄] or papyruses [ME papirus < L papyrus < Gr papyros, prob. < Coptic paparo < ? Egypt pʾ n pr ʿʾ, that of the pharaoh] 1. a tall water plant (Cyperus papyrus) of the sedge family, abundant in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Papȳrus — (P. Willd.), als Pflanzengattung nicht anerkannt; Arten unter Cyperus, bes. Cyperus papyrus, s.u. Cyperngras u. Papier …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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