from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a glyph or glyphs; pertaining to carving or sculpture.
  • noun A picture or figure by which a word is implied; a hieroglyphic.
  • Of the nature of a glyph or ideograph: as, glyphic words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Fine Arts) Of or pertaining to sculpture or carving of any sort, esp. to glyphs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Carved, sculpted.
  • adjective Pertaining to glyphs.
  • noun A glyph.


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From Ancient Greek γλυϕικός.


  • His concept of "glyphic" continuum is unexplained, but, according to McLeod, "can be understood if researched," and viewed side-by-side with the film.


  • At first this parade of fantastic figures and elaborate glyphic symbols marching throughout the Dresden and other codices seems quite alien to our way of thinking.

    Mesoamerican Religion: Symbolism of the Gods Part One

  • For example, Codex Azcatitlan, Codex Aubin (Ms. de 1576), and Codex Boturini all treat the same theme by means of pictorial narrative in the form of painted images and glyphic signs.

    Early pictorial and written sources of Aztec history

  • This historical account of the origin and the migration of the Aztecs contains a genealogy of their rulers and a brief account of Conquest and post-Conquest events with the usual painted images and glyphic signs.

    Early pictorial and written sources of Aztec history

  • The glyphic symbols recorded by Landa stand for the actual sounds of the Mayan language as spoken in Yucatan at that time, although their true phonetic value was not firmly established until much later.

    Primary sources of Maya history - part three

  • Heinrich Berlin managed to identify some glyphic symbols of place names.

    Primary sources of Maya history - part three

  • The typical Mesoamerican painted book is a screenfold of skin or bark paper (amate) covered with a thin coat of lime and then painted with pictographs, glyphic signs, etc.

    Primary sources

  • In addition to being a stunning achievement in sequential art and glyphic storytelling, these comics also make for a great investment in these financially-troubled times.

    Comics You Should Own – Spider-Man #1-5 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • While the Dallas Tablet was thought possibly to have come from the ruins of El Perú (anciently named Waka '), about 45 miles west of the great Maya city of Tikal, its glyphic texts make clear that it came from a site named Sak Nikte', or "White Flower."

    Bearers of War and Creation

  • How was a glyphic comparison of the phonic symbols of both languages made in substantiation of the oral comparison?



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