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Egyptology

[ ee-jip-tol-uh-jee ]

noun

  1. the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.


Egyptology

/ ɪˌdʒɪptəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌiːdʒɪpˈtɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt


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Derived Forms

  • ˌEgypˈtologist, noun
  • Egyptological, adjective

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Other Words From

  • E·gyp·to·log·i·cal [ih-jip-t, uh, -, loj, -i-k, uh, l], adjective
  • Egyp·tolo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Egyptology1

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

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Example Sentences

Recent advances in our knowledge of Egyptology, however, have brought the dates nearer to us than they were placed before.

Thus, the work of recent years in Egyptology is really the history of the formation of a science.

His most important special studies have to do with Egyptology, but his writings cover the entire field of Oriental antiquity.

Egyptology was only a less favourite recreation with him than revolver practice.

On his return he settled down to the study of Egyptology, its writings, its history, its every detail.

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