glyptography


glyptography

glyptography [glip-tog-ruh-fee] Word Origin noun

  1. the description or study of engraved gems or other stones.
  2. Also called glyptics. the art or process of engraving on gems or the like.

Origin of glyptography 1790–1800; Greek glyptó(s) carved + -graphy Related formsglyp·tog·ra·pher, nounglyp·to·graph·ic [glip-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌglɪp təˈgræf ɪk/, adjective British Dictionary definitions for glyptography glyptography noun

  1. the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones

Derived Formsglyptographer, nounglyptographic (ˌɡlɪptəˈɡræfɪk) or glyptographical, adjective

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