Cuneiform meaning

kyo͝onē-ə-fôrm, kyo͝o-nē-
A wedge-shaped bone, especially one of three such bones in the tarsus of the foot.
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An ancient Mesopotamian writing system, adapted within several language families, originating as pictograms in Sumer around the 30th century BC, evolving into more abstract and characteristic wedge shapes formed by a blunt reed stylus on clay tablets.
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Cuneiform writing.
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Wedge-shaped.
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Of, relating to, or being a wedge-shaped bone or cartilage.
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Designating the characters in ancient Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian inscriptions, or the inscriptions themselves.
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Cuneiform characters or inscriptions.
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Wedge-shaped.
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Relating to or being a wedge-shaped bone or cartilage.
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A wedge-shaped bone, especially one of three such bones in the tarsus of the foot.
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Having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped, especially with a tapered end.
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Written in the cuneiform writing system.
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(anatomy) A wedge-shaped bone, especially a cuneiform bone.
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Wedge-shaped.
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Origin of cuneiform

  • Latin cuneus wedge –form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cunéiforme or New Latin cuneifōrmis, from Classical Latin cuneus (“wedge”) + fōrma.

    From Wiktionary