glyptology

study of gem engravings

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • glyptology — glyp·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • glyptology — glipˈtäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glypt + logy : the study of glyptic …   Useful english dictionary

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  • glyptic —   a. pertaining to carving, especially of gems.    ♦ glyptics,    ♦ glyptography, n. gem carving.    ♦ glyptology, n. study of gem engravings …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • glypt- — combining form or glypto Etymology: French, from Greek glypt , from glyptos carved, from glyphein to carve 1. : engraving glyptology 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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