ancient forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions.
the study of ancient writing, including determination of date, decipherment, etc.
- pa·le·og·ra·pher, noun
- pa·le·o·graph·ic [pey-lee-uh-graf-ik or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ li əˈgræf ɪk or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
- pa·le·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use paleography in a sentence
They virtually unfolded the letters so the paleography team could read the words, and so Starza Smith and I could read the creases to better understand the locking patterns.
Indian paleography protests in every one of its new discoveries against the hasty conclusions of the Orientalists.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
He was the author of numerous works, chiefly on paleography.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) | Augustus De Morgan