- inscriptions collectively
- the study that deals with deciphering, interpreting, and classifying inscriptions, esp. ancient inscriptions
Origin of epigraphyepigraph + -y: form influenced, influence by -graphy
- Inscriptions considered as a group.
- a. The study of inscriptions.b. Decipherment, especially of ancient inscriptions.
- e·pig′ra·pher, e·pig′ra·phist
epi- + -graphy