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Egyptology

[ee-jip-tol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.
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Origin of Egyptology

First recorded in 1855–60; Egypt + -o- + -logy
Related formsE·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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Examples from the Web for egyptology

Historical Examples

  • These fragments have been of much service to students of Egyptology.

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  • Academically, he intended to be wise in Egyptology; humanely, simply one of the guards.

    My Life

    Josiah Flynt

  • In 1872 he was chosen professor of Egyptology at Strassburg.

  • You are a good deal interested in Egyptology yourself, aren't you?

    The Vanishing Man

    R. Austin Freeman

  • France has established in Cairo a school of Egyptology, directed by Maspero.


British Dictionary definitions for egyptology

Egyptology

noun
  1. the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt
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Derived FormsEgyptological (ɪˌdʒɪptəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveEgyptologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for egyptology

Egyptology

n.

1859, from Egypt + -ology. Related: Egyptologist.

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