Definition of epigraphy in English:

epigraphy

Line breaks: epig|raphy
Pronunciation: /ɪˈpɪɡrəfi
 
, ɛ-/

noun

[mass noun]
1The study and interpretation of ancient inscriptions.
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  • It has four boats and employs 60 divers, whose skills include archaeology, history, epigraphy (the study of inscriptions) and numismatics (the study of coins).
  • Now epigraphy, the interpretation of inscriptions, is one of the many gaps in my training as a historian.
  • He also helped them study epigraphy in the temple.
1.1Epigraphs collectively.
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  • An important early transformation in this apparently uniform written culture came with the use of palaeo-Christian epigraphy in funerary inscriptions.

Derivatives

epigrapher

noun

epigraphic

Pronunciation: /-ˈɡrafɪk/
adjective
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  • And, naturally, the more interesting component for the epigraphic instructors was to test their own teaching skills by evaluating their answer sheets.
  • The value of the available information (from the architecture, equipment, comparanda from other synagogue buildings, and literary and epigraphic sources) is discussed briefly in this context.
  • Nonetheless, most, if not all, familial funerary portraits have become identified as a type of freedman art in scholarship, even when accompanying epigraphic evidence does not designate the social standing of those depicted.

epigraphical

Pronunciation: /-ˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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  • Besides epigraphical reports talking of land grants and agreements on the oil supply to the temple, the book also proves the existence of the Sabha in the distant past, which laid down elaborate procedures for punishment for crime.
  • As an epigraphical quotation printed in the preliminary pages, this ‘novel’ bore the lines from Horace: Let fiction meant to please be very near to truth.
  • Her first task is defining ‘the conditions that allow artifacts, epigraphical documents, and literary texts to throw light upon one another in reciprocal fashion.’

epigraphically

Pronunciation: /-ˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
adverb
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  • My purpose here is to discuss the nature of the Linear B data for feasting from various Mycenaean palatial centers and to reconstruct the evidence from Pylos, the site best documented archaeologically and epigraphically.

epigraphist

noun
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  • Napoleon's example of taking antiquaries, etymologists, epigraphists and naturalists with him to Egypt conferred a cultural dimension to post-Napoleonic French colonialism which had not been there before.
  • With nearly 33,000 temples, Tamil Nadu is literally a goldmine for epigraphists.
  • Instead, he is an epigraphist, content to read works for their historical content.

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