Definitions for paleographyˌpeɪ liˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. paleography(noun)

    the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)

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  1. paleography(Noun)

    Ancient forms of writing, as in a manuscript or document.

  2. paleography(Noun)

    The study of ancient forms of writing.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Paleography(noun)

    an ancient manner of writing; ancient writings, collectively; as, Punic paleography

  2. Paleography(noun)

    the study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics

  3. Origin: [Paleo- + -graphy: cf. F. palographie.]

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Paleography

    The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing. It includes the deciphering of manuscripts and other forms to determine their date, provenance, etc. (Webster's 1st ed)

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