glyptography [glip-tog-ruh-fee] Word Origin noun
- the description or study of engraved gems or other stones.
- 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
- the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones
Derived Formsglyptographer, nounglyptographic (ˌɡlɪptəˈɡræfɪk) or glyptographical, adjective