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1. A hieroglyphic character; a figure of some object, as a tree, animal, etc., standing for a word (or, afterwards, in some cases, a syllable or sound), and forming an element of a species of writing found on ancient Egyptian monuments and records; thence extended to such figures similarly used in the writing of other races.
Also, a writing consisting of characters of this kind.2. Inscribed with hieroglyphs.
This entry is located in the following units: glypto-, glypt-, -glypha, -glyph, -glyphic, -glyphous + (page 2) hiero-, hier- (page 2)
(sacred writing of the Egyptians)
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Literally, "sacred writing", an early form of writing in which the characters represent objects rather than sounds or syllables.
This entry is located in the following unit: Archeology, Archaeology (page 4)