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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
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.
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.
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
It is not improbable that a kind of hieroglyphical writing existed in some of the Peruvian communities, especially among the Aymaraes.
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.
[p. 147] of small figures and signs, which appears to be a kind of hieroglyphical writing, though it does not resemble that of Egypt.
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.
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.
In the Egyptian obelisks and hieroglyphical figures it is not easy to meet with bones.
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