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  • n. An engraving on a gem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An engraving on a gem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An incision, engraving, or sculpture in stone, especially in a precious stone; also, an engraved or incised stone.


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


  • Should there be any remains of sculpture on such a stone, it becomes a lithoglyph or a hieroglyph; and if the nature and end of this sculpture be quite incomprehensible to the adepts, they may term it a cryptoglyph, and thus dignify, by a sort of title of honour, the absoluteness of their ignorance.

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