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Egyptology

[ee-jip-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.
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Origin of Egyptology

First recorded in 1855–60; Egypt + -o- + -logy
Related formsE·gyp·to·log·i·cal [ih-jip-tuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˌdʒɪp təˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveE·gyp·tol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for egyptologist

Historical Examples

  • If I'm anything, I'm a—an Egyptologist, in an amateur sort of way, you know.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, March 4, 1893

    Various

  • They would take me for an Egyptologist at his sacrilegious work.'

    Franz Liszt

    James Huneker

  • He is an antiquary,—an Egyptologist, and thereto his soul is wedded.

    Idolatry

    Julian Hawthorne

  • Here, red and unornamented as the house itself, the future Egyptologist was born.

    Idolatry

    Julian Hawthorne

  • "I am an Egyptologist—among other details," said the Tracer calmly.

    The Tracer of Lost Persons

    Robert W. Chambers


British Dictionary definitions for egyptologist

Egyptology

noun
  1. the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt
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Derived FormsEgyptological (ɪˌdʒɪptəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveEgyptologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for egyptologist

Egyptology

n.

1859, from Egypt + -ology. Related: Egyptologist.

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