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Definition of Cuneiform

Cuneiform
Cuneiform Cu*ne"i*form (k?-n?"?-f?rm), Cuniform Cu"ni*form (k?"n?-f?rm), a. [L. cuneus a wedge + -form: cf. F. cunei-forme. See Coin.] 1. Wedge-shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; -- especially applied to the wedge-shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. See Arrowheaded. 2. Pertaining to, or versed in, the ancient wedge-shaped characters, or the inscriptions in them. ``A cuneiform scholar.' --Rawlinson.
Cuneiform
Cuneiform Cu*ne"i*form, Cuniform Cu"ni*form, n. 1. The wedge-shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet). 2. (Anat.) (a) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third metatarsals. They are usually designated as external, middle, and internal, or ectocuniform, mesocuniform, and entocuniform, respectively. (b) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the ulna; -- called also pyramidal and ulnare.

Meaning of Cuneiform from wikipedia

- Cuneiform is a logo-syllabic script that was used to write several languages of the Ancient Near East. The script was in active use from the early Bronze...
- Cuneiform is an ancient writing system originating in Mesopotamia. Cuneiform (from the Latin word for "wedge-shaped") may also refer to: Cuneiform bones...
- There are three cuneiform ("wedge-shaped") bones in the human foot: the first or medial cuneiform the second or intermediate cuneiform, also known as the...
- The cuneiform an sign (or sumerogram AN, in Akkadian consisting of ASH 𒀸 and MAŠ 𒈦), is a common, multi-use sign, a syllabic for an, and an alphabetic...
- Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform script is covered in three blocks in the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP): U+12000–U+123FF Cuneiform U+12400–U+1247F Cuneiform Numbers...
- Old Persian cuneiform is a semi-alphabetic cuneiform script that was the primary script for Old Persian. Texts written in this cuneiform have been found...
- these names) are known after the scripts in which they were written: Cuneiform Luwian (CLuwian) and Hieroglyphic Luwian (HLuwian). There is no consensus...
- In the human larynx, the cuneiform cartilages (from Latin: cunei, "wedge-shaped"; also known as cartilages of Wrisberg) are two small, elongated pieces...
- Language portal Asia portal Hittite cuneiform is the implementation of cuneiform script used in writing the Hittite language. The surviving corpus of Hittite...
- Cuneiform law refers to any of the legal codes written in cuneiform script, that were developed and used throughout the ancient Middle East among the...