[ hahy-er-uh-glif-ist, hahy-ruh-, hahy-uh-rog-luh-fist, hahy-rog- ]

  1. a person who studies hieroglyphics; hieroglyphologist.

  2. a person who writes in hieroglyphics.

Origin of hieroglyphist

First recorded in 1820–30; hieroglyph(ics) + -ist

Words Nearby hieroglyphist

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How to use hieroglyphist in a sentence

  • I write merely as I feel, and do not pretend to be either an expert hieroglyphist or a rhetorician of commanding quality.

    The Autobiography of Methuselah | John Kendrick Bangs