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First coined 1598, from hieroglyphic < Middle French hiéroglyphique < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hieroglyphicus < Ancient Greek ἱερογλυφικός (hierogluphikos) < ἱερογλυφέω (hieroglupheō), to represent hieroglyphically) < ἱερός (hieros), sacred, holy) + γλύφω (gluphō), to carve, to engrave, to cut out)

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hieroglyph

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  1. an element of an ideographic writing system

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