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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A writing system using picture symbols; Written in or belonging to a writing system using pictorial symbols;

Usage examples (36)
  • Written in hieroglyphic form with accompanying portraitures, the historical texts are based on an early form of the Maya language, probably Chol.
  • Having first described the Stabl Antar, he says: – In another grotto I found twice over the name of the city written in hieroglyphic characters, Çi-ou-t.
  • After the fall of the Hittite Empire, so-called hieroglyphic Hittite was used to write inscriptions in the Luwian language.
  • And very many of the Egyptian books are written in this kind of broken-down hieroglyphic, which is called "hieratic," or priestly writing. for more
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