cuneiform

   The wedge-shaped depressions made by the ancient Mesopotamians in clay in order to inscribe the characters of their written language. It was in southern Mesopotamia, or more precisely in Uruk, around 3100 BCE, that writing appeared for the first time in the world, initially pictographic writing, "drawing" the elements of the real world. In this region the earliest known records have been found of political, military and religious administration, set up to administer new complex town structures. As these regions developed, so cuneiform writing also began to appear.

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  • Cuneiform — Cu*ne i*form (k? n? ? f?rm), Cuniform Cu ni*form (k? n? f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + form: cf. F. cunei forme. See {Coin}.] 1. Wedge shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; especially applied to the wedge shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cuneiform — [kyo͞o nē′ə fôrm΄, kyo͞o′nē əfôrm΄] adj. [< L cuneus (see CUNEAL) + FORM] 1. wedge shaped 2. designating the characters in ancient Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian inscriptions, or the inscriptions themselves n. cuneiform characters …   English World dictionary

  • Cuneiform — Cu*ne i*form, Cuniform Cu ni*form, n. 1. The wedge shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cuneiform — meaning ‘ancient wedge shaped writing’, is now normally pronounced as three syllables in BrE, i.e. kyoo ni fawm, and as four in AmE, i.e. kyoo nay i fawm …   Modern English usage

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