the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.
Origin of Egyptology
Related formsE·gyp·to·log·i·cal [ih-jip-tuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˌdʒɪp təˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveE·gyp·tol·o·gist, noun
First recorded in 1855–60; Egypt
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Historical Examples of egyptologist
If I'm anything, I'm a—an Egyptologist, in an amateur sort of way, you know.
They would take me for an Egyptologist at his sacrilegious work.'
He is an antiquary,—an Egyptologist, and thereto his soul is wedded.
Here, red and unornamented as the house itself, the future Egyptologist was born.
"I am an Egyptologist—among other details," said the Tracer calmly.
British Dictionary definitions for egyptologist
Derived FormsEgyptological (ɪˌdʒɪptəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveEgyptologist, noun
the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt
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