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[hahy-er-uh-gli-fol-uh-jee, hahy-ruh-] /ˌhaɪ ər ə glɪˈfɒl ə dʒi, ˌhaɪ rə-/

the study of hieroglyphic writing.

the study picture writing, esp. hieroglyphics
Word Origin

Greek hieros + glyphein ‘to carve’


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