Examples from the Web for rosetta stone
This strong similitude,—as a Rosetta-stone,—led us to the first translation of the Architectural wonders.
If the Rosetta-stone idea had been introduced it would have defeated them, but entrails had no embarrassments for them.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for rosetta stone
Culture definitions for rosetta stone
A stone discovered in Egypt (see also Egypt) in the late eighteenth century, inscribed with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and a translation of them in Greek. The stone proved to be the key to understanding Egyptian writing.