sphenography

[sfee-nog-ruh-fee]

noun

the art of writing in cuneiform characters.
the study of cuneiform writing.

Nearby words

  1. sphenocephaly,
  2. sphenodon,
  3. sphenoethmoidal suture,
  4. sphenogram,
  5. sphenographic,
  6. sphenoid,
  7. sphenoid bone,
  8. sphenoid crest,
  9. sphenoidal sinus,
  10. sphenoidal spine

Origin of sphenography

First recorded in 1880–85; spheno- + -graphy

Related formssphe·nog·ra·pher, sphe·nog·ra·phist, nounsphe·no·graph·ic [sfee-nuh-graf-ik] /ˌsfi nəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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