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epigraphic

[ep-i-graf-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to epigraphs or epigraphy.
  2. of the style characteristic of epigraphs.
Also ep·i·graph·i·cal.

Origin of epigraphic

First recorded in 1855–60; epigraph + -ic
Related formsep·i·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for epigraphic

Historical Examples

  • Quattro Coronati on the Cælian, which may be called an epigraphic museum.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

  • The first epigraphic occurrence of Jawa is in an inscription of 1343.

  • Meantime his reputation as master of epigraphic style increased and he was placed in a class of his own above all competitors.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • Who else would know the sacred language sufficiently well to attain this degree of epigraphic platitude?

    The Surprises of Life

    Georges Clemenceau

  • Yet thousands of years elapse before the earliest appearance of epigraphic monuments.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane


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