Meroitic
adjective see Meroë

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  • Meroitic — is an adjective referring to things related to the kingdom of Meroë in pre Islamic Sudan. The Meroitic period was approximately 300 BC to 400 AD. The Meroitic script was their writing system. The Meroitic language was the language they spoke.… …   Wikipedia

  • meroitic — |merə|wid.ik noun Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Meroë, ancient city and kingdom in northern Sudan + English itic 1. : a language of northern Sudan of unknown relationship known from inscriptions from the period 700 B.C. to A.D. 350 2. : a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meroitic — adjective Describing the language once used in Meroë, or the script, related to hieroglyphs, in which it was written …   Wiktionary

  • Meroitic — ISO 639 3 Code : xmr ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • meroitic — mero·it·ic …   English syllables

  • Meroitic alphabet — Meroitic Type Abugida Languages …   Wikipedia

  • Meroitic language — Meroitic Spoken in Sudan Region Meroë Extinct 400 CE Language family unclassified …   Wikipedia

  • Meroitic script — Infobox Writing system name=Meroitic languages=Meroitic and possibly Old Nubian type=Abugida time=300 BC to 600 AD fam1=Egyptian hieroglyphs fam2=Demotic script children=Old Nubian sample=Meroitic.png iso15924=MeroThe Meroitic script is an… …   Wikipedia

  • Meroitic language —       extinct language used in the ancient city known to the Greeks as Meroe and the area surrounding the city (now in The Sudan). The language was used from about 200 BC until about the 4th century AD. It was written with two scripts: linear, or …   Universalium

  • Meroitic art —    Contemporary with early imperial Rome, the Meroitic civilization flourished along the fertile banks of the Nile River in the land of Kush in what is now the Sudan. This African dynasty traded not only with Egypt to the north but also with… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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