[ glip-tiks ]
/ ˈglɪp tɪks /
(used with a singular verb) glyptography(def 2).
Definition for glyptics (2 of 2)
[ glip-tik ]
/ ˈglɪp tɪk /
of or relating to carving or engraving on gems or the like.
the act or process of producing glyptic ornaments.
Origin of glyptic
1810–20; < Greek glyptikós of engraving, of stone carving, equivalent to gly-pt(ós) carved (verbid of glýphein to engrave, hollow out) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for glyptics (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɡlɪptɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the art of engraving precious stones
British Dictionary definitions for glyptics (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɡlɪptɪk) /
of or relating to engraving or carving, esp on precious stones
Word Origin for glyptic
C19: from French glyptique, from Greek gluptikos, from gluptos, from gluphein to carve
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