glypto-, glypt-, -glypha, -glyph, -glyphic, -glyphous +

(Greek: carve, carving, engraving; to hollow out; by extension, a form of writing)

Ancient hieroscribe symbol This ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, the symbol of the Egyptian scribe, will take you to an explanation of hieroglyphs for a greater understanding of these special writing symbols.

An electrotype process by which a copy of an engraved plate is obtained with a raised surface, suited for letter-press printing.
A reference to carving.
The scientific study of engraving upon precious stones, etc.
A building or room devoted to works of sculpture.
hieroglyph, hieroglyphs
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.
Someone who writes in hieroglyphs.
hieroglyphic (adjective), more hieroglyphic, most hieroglyphic
1. Pertaining to characters or modes of writing used by the ancient Egyptians (or by transference, other peoples), consisting of figures of objects directly or figuratively representing words (picture-writing), or, in certain circumstances, syllables or letters.
2. A picture relating to a word or notion; especially, one symbolizing something which it does not directly figure (like many of the Egyptian hieroglyphs); hence, a figure, device, or sign, having some hidden meaning; a secret or enigmatical symbol, an emblem; a hieroglyph.
3. Of the nature of an Egyptian or similar hieroglyph; written in or consisting of hieroglyphics.
4. Of the nature of a hieroglyph; having a hidden meaning; symbolical, emblematic.
5. Containing or inscribed with hieroglyphs.
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of hieroglyphics; like the Egyptian picture-writing.
A writer of hieroglyphs; one versed in hieroglyphs.
The study of hieroglyphic writing, or a system employing a conventionalized pictographic script, especially that used by the ancient Egyptians.
lithoglyph, lithoglyphic
An incision or engraving on stone; an incised or engraved stone; also, the art of engraving on precious stones.
A fossil that bears the appearance of having been artificially cut or engraved.
Having only one triglyph (architectural term for three vertically channeled tablets) in the space over an intercolumniation (the spacing between columns in a colonnade).
opisthoglyph, opisthoglypha, opisthoglyphic, opisthoglyphous
A snake belonging to a group characterized by grooves in the upper back teeth.
paleoglyph, palaeoglyph
An ancient graven character or inscription.

Related "writing" units: gram-; graph-; scrib-, script-.