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Glyphic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Glyphic (Fine Arts) Of or pertaining to sculpture or carving of any sort, esp. to glyphs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glyphic Of or pertaining to a glyph or glyphs; pertaining to carving or sculpture.
    • n glyphic A picture or figure by which a word is implied; a hieroglyphic.
    • glyphic Of the nature of a glyph or ideograph: as, glyphic words.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. of or for carving

Usage

In literature:

How was a glyphic comparison of the phonic symbols of both languages made in substantiation of the oral comparison?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Towards him does the student observe the profoundest deference, bowing before him, and addressing him as "Master Hiero," or "Master Glyphic.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
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In poetry:

She knows, but though her cavernous Ears are sage,
Nought can she fathom of one glyphic Page,
Nought from a Woman's Record can she tell -
I still must guess at Zamperina's Age.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin