Egyptology

[ee-jip-tol-uh-jee]
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noun

the scientific study of Egyptian antiquities.

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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Egyptology

noun

the study of the archaeology and language of ancient Egypt
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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