the study or science of epigraphs or inscriptions, especially of ancient inscriptions.
- e·pig·ra·phist, e·pig·ra·pher, noun
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How to use epigraphy in a sentence
Its date, as indicated by the character of the epigraphy, in the opinion of the most eminent critics, is about the year 400.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The true form of the letter is given by Mr. Roberts, Greek epigraphy, p. 109.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
The variety which is so conspicuous in the architectural construction of the pyramids is also to be found in their epigraphy.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
The geography and topography of ancient lands, anthropology and ethnology, archaeology and epigraphy contribute to its material.College Teaching | Paul Klapper
Having weakened his eyesight by the study of documents of the middle ages, he turned his attention to epigraphy and numismatics.
British Dictionary definitions for epigraphy
the study of ancient inscriptions
- epigraphist or epigrapher, noun
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