noun, plural pa·py·ri [puh-pahy-rahy, -ree] /pəˈpaɪ raɪ, -ri/, pa·py·rus·es.
- par avion,
- par excellence,
- par for the course,
- par value
Origin of papyrus
Examples from the Web for papyrus
This past week a new eBay auction announced the sale of “Ancient Egyptian papyrus with Greek letters—Bible.”Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
To make matters more complicated, a third-century fragment of papyrus found in ancient Egypt gives the number 616 instead of 666.
The rush or papyrus of the river-side cannot grow without mire; the reed-grass needs moisture.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job|Robert Watson
The story deals with the finding of a papyrus containing the particulars of some of the treasures of the Queen of Sheba.Janet of the Dunes|Harriet T. Comstock
From a small bag he was carrying Carrel produced a roll of papyrus.Masques & Phases|Robert Ross
For that reason, I cannot see a tuft of papyrus by the side of still waters without my soul being imbued with melancholy.Thais|Anatole France
Working up through the papyrus that covered the stream, he came to another lake or pond a mile and a half long.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa|Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
noun plural -ri (-raɪ) or -ruses
Word Origin for papyrus
late 14c., from Latin papyrus "the paper plant, paper made from it," from Greek papyros "any plant of the paper plant genus," said to be of Egyptian origin. Proper plural is papyri.