Egyptology

[ ee-jip-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌi dʒɪpˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.

Origin of Egyptology

First recorded in 1855–60; Egypt + -o- + -logy

Related forms

E·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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Egyptology

/ (ˌiːdʒɪpˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt

Derived Forms

Egyptological (ɪˌdʒɪptəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveEgyptologist, noun
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