noun Etymology: French pétroglyphe, from pétr- petr- + -glyphe (as in hiéroglyphe hieroglyph) Date: 1870 a carving or inscription on a rock

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  • petroglyph — 1870, from Fr. pétroglyphe, from Gk. petra rock + glyphe carving …   Etymology dictionary

  • petroglyph — [pe′trō glif΄] n. [Fr pétroglyphe < Gr petra, rock + glyphē, carving: see GLYPH] a rock carving, esp. a prehistoric one petroglyphic adj …   English World dictionary

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  • petroglyph — petroglyphic, adj. petroglyphy /pi trog leuh fee/, n. /pe treuh glif /, n. a drawing or carving on rock, made by a member of a prehistoric people. Also called petrograph. [1865 70; < F pétroglyphe. See PETRO 1, GLYPH] * * * …   Universalium

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  • petroglyph — [ pɛtrə(ʊ)glɪf] noun a rock carving. Origin C19: from petro + Gk glyphē carving …   English new terms dictionary

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