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cuneiform

Saltos de línea: cu¦nei|form
Pronunciación: /ˈkjuːnɪfɔːm
 
, kjuːˈneɪɪfɔːm/

Definición de cuneiform en inglés:

adjetivo

1Denoting or relating to the wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing systems of Mesopotamia, Persia, and Ugarit, surviving mainly on clay tablets: a cuneiform inscription
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Digital representations of the tablets bearing the cuneiform writing of ancient Mesopotamia have started appearing on the Internet.
  • The beginnings have been found in palace archives - hoards of clay tablets inscribed in cuneiform - in Mesopotamia.
  • They were Sumerian and Akkadian words inscribed in parallel columns on clay tablets in cuneiform writing and were organized thematically.
2 Anatomy Denoting three bones of the tarsus (ankle) between the navicular bone and the metatarsals.
Example sentences
  • Wounds on the foot consisted of exposed long extensor tendons and medial cuneiform and navicular bones and first metatarsal bone was exposed along its length up to the first metatarsal phalangeal joint.
  • The peroneus longus muscle also inserts onto the inferior surface of the first cuneiform bone.
  • First, there was a broken cuneiform bone in his left foot.
3chiefly Biology Wedge-shaped: the eggs are cuneiform
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Elastic cartilage is found in the external ear, auditory tube, epiglottis, and corniculate and cuneiform cartilages of the larynx.
  • The paired, club-shaped, elastic cuneiform cartilages are anterior to the corniculate cartilages.

sustantivo

[mass noun] Volver al principio  
Cuneiform writing: a Mesopotamian script pre-dating cuneiform
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Their basic economic organization and system of writing cuneiform, architectural forms, and legal practices remained in use.
  • ‘No ice,’ concluded a lengthy report written by a bloke in, for no discernible reason, Ancient Hittite cuneiform.
  • Although the idea may have come from Mesopotamia, the script was independent of the cuneiform.

Origen

late 17th century: from French cunéiforme or modern Latin cuneiformis, from Latin cuneus 'wedge'.

Words that rhyme with cuneiform

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