hieroglyphical love

Definitions

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  • adj. hieroglyphic: related to or resembling hieroglyphs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hieroglyphic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. written in or belonging to a writing system using pictorial symbols
  • adj. resembling hieroglyphic writing

Etymologies

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hieroglyph +‎ -ical

Examples

  • It contains upwards of two hundred historical manuscripts, some in hieroglyphical characters anterior to the conquest, and many in the different ancient languages of the country.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • The nature of the characters shows conclusively that the Chinese system of writing, like that of all others with which we are acquainted, was at first purely hieroglyphical, that is, the characters were originally simply rude outline pictures of material objects.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • In the first place, it is apparent that the style of writing has been invented which is called hieroglyphical, and which has the appearance of

    Ancient Egypt

  • It is not improbable that a kind of hieroglyphical writing existed in some of the Peruvian communities, especially among the Aymaraes.

    Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology

  • I enquired in vain for a piece of marble, with figures in relief, which La Roque saw; but in the corner of a house in the Bazar is a stone with a number of small figures and signs, which appears to be a kind of hieroglyphical writing, though it does not resemble that of Egypt.

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • [p. 147] of small figures and signs, which appears to be a kind of hieroglyphical writing, though it does not resemble that of Egypt.

    Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

  • Unwilling to expose their mysteries to vulgar eyes, they concealed their particular tenets, and principles of polity, under hieroglyphical figures; and expressed their notions of government by signs and symbols, which they communicated to their Magi alone, who were bound by oath not to reveal them.

    [statue of ishtar] open again to selected members of the public

  • It was observed that Dannischemend was rigid in paying his devotions, by prostrating himself in the first rays of the rising sun, and that he constructed a silver lamp of the most beautiful proportions, which he placed on a pedestal, representing a truncated column of marble, having its base sculptured with hieroglyphical imagery.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • In the Egyptian obelisks and hieroglyphical figures it is not easy to meet with bones.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • There is something in it of divinity more than the ear discovers: it is an hieroglyphical and shadowed lesson of the whole world, and creatures of

    Religio Medici

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