noun, plural pa·py·ri [puh-pahy-rahy, -ree], /pəˈpaɪ raɪ, -ri/, pa·py·rus·es.
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Origin of papyrus
OTHER WORDS FROM papyruspa·py·ral, pa·pyr·i·an [puh-pir-ee-uhn], /pəˈpɪr i ən/, pa·py·rine [puh-pahy-rin], /pəˈpaɪ rɪn/, adjectivepap·y·ri·tious [pap-uh-rish-uhs], /ˌpæp əˈrɪʃ əs/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for papyrus
At least in the case of this latest von Scherling papyrus we have some idea where the text is from.
This past week a new eBay auction announced the sale of “Ancient Egyptian papyrus with Greek letters—Bible.”
Perfume bottles and weathered papyrus replicas gather dust in the grubby window displays of the empty shops.
Unfortunately, the papyrus was too fragile to allow for carbon testing of the ink.
Francis Watson argued that all of the fragmentary sentences preserved on the papyrus are also found in the Gospel of Thomas.
The Egyptians also made ropes from papyrus and palm fibers, of which specimens still exist.
Twelve of these ropes were used, about nine inches thick, some of them being made of flax and others of papyrus.
When some dexterity had been acquired, the pupil was taught to use the reed pen and write with ink upon papyrus.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
This is a most important papyrus for a knowledge of Ancient Egyptian philosophy.Scarabs|Isaac Myer
The Ebers Papyrus shows us that the specialties were by no means scantily developed.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh