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Ventris

[ven-tris]
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noun
  1. Michael George Francis,1922–56, English architect and linguist.
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Examples from the Web for ventris

Historical Examples

  • Simulato religionis prtextu, ventris tyrannidisque su, negotium agentes.

    History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III

    J. H. Merle D'Aubign

  • I found out indeed this much about her ostensible state, that she was the wife of a cab-driver whose name was Ventris.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett

  • If Quidnunc and Mrs. Ventris were not under our law, neither are the sun, moon and stars, neither are the apes and peacocks.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett

  • Mrs. Ventris was a puzzle to me for a good many years—in fact until Despoina explained to me many things.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett

  • Sometimes, as in Mrs. Ventris's case, fairy-wives play truant for a night or for a season.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett


British Dictionary definitions for ventris

Ventris

noun
  1. Michael George Francis. 1922–56, English architect and scholar, who deciphered the Linear B script, identifying it as an early form of Mycenaean Greek
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