What does papyrus mean?

Definitions for papyrus
pəˈpaɪ rəs; -ˈpaɪ raɪ, -ripa·pyrus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. papyrus(noun)

    paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

  2. papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper rush, paper plant, Cyperus papyrus(noun)

    tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times

  3. papyrus(noun)

    a document written on papyrus

Wiktionary

  1. papyrus(Noun)

    A plant in the sedge family, Cyperus papyrus, native to the Nile river valley.

    Etymology: From papyrus, from πάπυρος, of unknown origin.

  2. papyrus(Noun)

    A material similar to paper made from the papyrus plant.

    Etymology: From papyrus, from πάπυρος, of unknown origin.

  3. papyrus(Noun)

    A scroll or document written on papyrus.

    Etymology: From papyrus, from πάπυρος, of unknown origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Papyrus(noun)

    a tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. pa`pyros. See Paper.]

  2. Papyrus(noun)

    the material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. pa`pyros. See Paper.]

  3. Papyrus(noun)

    a manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or Herculaneum

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. pa`pyros. See Paper.]

Freebase

  1. Papyrus

    Papyrus is a thick paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Sudd of Southern Sudan along with the Nile Delta of Egypt. Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt, but it was also used throughout the Mediterranean region and in Kingdom of Kush. Ancient Egyptians used this plant as a writing material and for boats, mattresses, mats, rope, sandals, and baskets. Chemically, papyrus is composed of 57% cellulose, 27% lignin, 9% minerals, and 7% water.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Papyrus

    pa-pī′rus, n. an Egyptian sedge, now scarcely found there, from the inner pith (byblos) of which the ancients made their paper: a manuscript on papyrus:—pl. Papy′rī.—adjs. Papyrā′ceous, Pap′yral, Papyr′ēan, Pap′yrine, pertaining to the papyrus or to papyri: like paper in appearance and consistency; Papyrit′ious, resembling paper, as the nests of certain wasps.—n. Papyrograph (pā-pī′rō-graf), a hectograph or apparatus for producing copies of a written or printed document.—v.t. to produce by means of such.—adj. Pāpyrograph′ic.—n. Papyrog′raphy. [L.—Gr. papyros, prob. Egyptian.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of papyrus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of papyrus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of papyrus in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Rollston:

    The fact that the papyrus itself has been carbon-dated to the seventh century BCE certainly does not mean that the writing on the papyrus is ancient.

  2. Juergen Hammerstaedt:

    There needs to be much work before one can virtually unroll carbonized papyrus because one will have to develop a digital method that will allow us to follow the layers, but in the 260 years of Herculaneum papyrology it is certainly a remarkable year.

  3. Juergen Hammerstaedt:

    It's a philosophical library of Epicurean texts from a time when this philosophy influenced the most important classical Latin authors, such as Virgil, Horace and Cicero, there needs to be much work before one can virtually unroll carbonized papyrus because one will have to develop a digital method that will allow us to follow the layers.

  4. Sam Cheptoris:

    The increased water level is causing dislodgement of papyrus mats ... resulting into huge mass of floating islands which are dangerous to hydropower infrastructure.

  5. Israel Antiquities Authority:

    Related : 25 new' Dead Sea Scrolls' revealed The document indicates the payment of taxes or transfer of goods to storehouses in Jerusalem, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, according to Israel Antiquities Authority. The discovery of the papyrus shows that there are other artifacts of tremendous importance to our heritage that are waiting to be found in the Judean Desert caves, the world’s heritage assets are being plundered on a daily basis by antiquities robbers solely for greed.

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