epigraphy

[ ih-pig-ruh-fee ]
/ ɪˈpɪg rə fi /

noun

the study or science of epigraphs or inscriptions, especially of ancient inscriptions.
inscriptions collectively.

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Origin of epigraphy

First recorded in 1850–55; epigraph + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM epigraphy

e·pig·ra·phist, e·pig·ra·pher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epigraphy

epigraphy
/ (ɪˈpɪɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the study of ancient inscriptions
epigraphs collectively

Derived forms of epigraphy

epigraphist or epigrapher, noun
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