Definitions for cuneiformkyuˈni əˌfɔrm, ˈkyu ni ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cu•ne•i•formkyuˈni əˌfɔrm, ˈkyu ni ə-(adj.)

  1. having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped.

  2. composed of slim triangular or wedge-shaped elements, as the characters used in writing by the ancient Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and others.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. written in cuneiform characters.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  4. of or pertaining to any wedge-shaped bone, as certain tarsal bones.

    Category: Anatomy

  5. (n.)cuneiform characters or writing.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of cuneiform:

1670–80; < L cune(us) a wedge + -i - + -form

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuneiform(adj)

    an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia

  2. wedge-shaped, cuneal, cuneiform(adj)

    shaped like a wedge

  3. cuneiform(adj)

    of or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped bones)


  1. cuneiform(Noun)

    An ancient Mesopotamian writing system, adapted within several language families, originating as pictograms in Sumer around the 30th century BC, evolving into more abstract and characteristic wedge shapes formed by a blunt reed stylus on clay tablets.

  2. cuneiform(Noun)

    A wedge-shaped bone, especially a cuneiform bone.

  3. cuneiform(Adjective)

    Having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped.

  4. cuneiform(Adjective)

    Written in the cuneiform writing system.

  5. Origin: From cunéiforme or cuneiformis, from Classical cuneus + -iform.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cuneiform(adj)

    alt. of Cuniform

  2. Cuneiform(noun)

    alt. of Cuniform


  1. Cuneiform

    There are three cuneiform bones in the human foot: ⁕the first or medial cuneiform ⁕the second or intermediate cuneiform ⁕the third or lateral cuneiform They are located between the navicular bone and the first, second and third metatarsal bones and are medial to the cuboid bone.


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