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glyph

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

glyphn. [Gr. glyfh` carving, fr. gly`fein to carve: cf. F. glyphe. Cf. Cleave to split.].
  •  A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See Triglyph.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A carved figure or character, incised or in relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph representing a form originally adopted for sculpture, whether carved or painted.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

glyph, n.
1 a sculptured character or symbol.
2 a vertical groove, esp. that on a Greek frieze.

Derivative
glyphic adj.
Etymology
F glyphe f. Gk gluphe carving f. glupho carve

THESAURUS

glyph

anaglyph, bas-relief, boss, cameo, cameo glass, cavo-rilievo, cut glass, embossment, glyptograph, high relief, intaglio, intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, low relief, mask, medal, medallion, plaquette, relief, relievo, sculptured glass

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