Cuneiform Definition

kyo͝onē-ə-fôrm, kyo͝o-nē-
adjective
Wedge-shaped.
Webster's New World
Designating the characters in ancient Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian inscriptions, or the inscriptions themselves.
Webster's New World
Relating to, composed in, or using such characters.
American Heritage
Of, relating to, or being a wedge-shaped bone or cartilage.
American Heritage
Written in the cuneiform writing system.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
cunealwedge-shapedcuneated
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noun
Cuneiform characters or inscriptions.
Webster's New World
A wedge-shaped bone, especially one of three such bones in the tarsus of the foot.
American Heritage Medicine

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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Other Word Forms of Cuneiform

Noun

Singular:
cuneiform
Plural:
cuneiforms

Origin of Cuneiform

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin cuneus wedge –form

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

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