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[pey-lee-og-ruh-fee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
  1. ancient forms of writing, as in documents and inscriptions.
  2. the study of ancient writing, including determination of date, decipherment, etc.
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Origin of paleography

First recorded in 1810–20; paleo- + -graphy
Related formspa·le·og·ra·pher, nounpa·le·o·graph·ic [pey-lee-uh-graf-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li əˈgræf ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivepa·le·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for paleography

Historical Examples of paleography

  • He was the author of numerous works, chiefly on paleography.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

    Augustus De Morgan

  • 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