papyrus

A plant which flourished near the delta of the Nile in Egypt (Job 8:11), used for making writing material. The stem was cut into sections, split open, and sliced into strips which were then laid flat and a second layer superimposed crossways before the sheets were pressed together. Sheets could be stuck together to form a roll, or (by the 2nd cent. CE) a codex (a book with pages). Documents made of papyri survived well in the dry climate of Egypt, and fragments of the Greek Bible written in the 2nd cent. CE have been found.

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Synonyms:
(Papyrus antiquorum)


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  • Papyrus — Papyrus …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Papyrus — (IPA|/pəˈpaɪrəs/) (Rhymes: )is a thick paper like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus , a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt. Papyrus usually grow 2–3 meters (5–9 ft) tall. Papyrus is …   Wikipedia

  • papyrus — [ papirys ] n. m. • 1562; mot lat., du gr.→ papier 1 ♦ Plante des bords du Nil (cypéracées), à grosse tige nue (renfermant une moelle comparable à celle du sureau) qui servait à fabriquer des objets de vannerie et surtout des feuilles pour écrire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Papyrus — (pl. Papyri) war der wichtigste Beschreibstoff des Altertums. Vor allem in der Antike erfüllte Papyrus eine ähnliche Funktion wie unser heutiges Papier. Er wurde in verschiedenen Qualitäten gehandelt, wobei die billigste meist als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Papyrus — Papyrus, papyrusplanten, Cyperus Papyrus, fandt i oldtiden mangfoldig anvendelse i Ægypten og var en af landets vigtigste frembringelser. Marven tjente til føde, såvel kogt som rå. Toppen med blomsterdusken sattes ofte i de buketter eller kranse …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Papyrus 75 — Le Papyrus 75 (P75, Papyrus Bodmer XIV XV) est un papyrus du Nouveau Testament. Il contient environ la moitié du texte de deux évangiles[1] : L Évangile selon Luc (Papyrus Bodmer XIV …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Papyrus — (Вилья Карлос Пас,Аргентина) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: San Roque 237, 5152 Вилья Кар …   Каталог отелей

  • Papyrus — Pa*py rus, n.; pl. {Papyri}. [L., fr. Gr. pa pyros. See {Paper}.] 1. (Bot.) A tall rushlike plant ({Cyperus Papyrus}) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PAPYRUS — a charta differt: materies namque fuit, ex qua charta, quod circa Alexandri M. aetatem primum repertum quibusdam, fieret. Necilli chartae datum nomen, nisi cum Epistolis salutatricibus inserviret. Est enim χάρτης Graecum a χαίρειν, gaudere,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • papyrus —    papyrus plantAn ancestor to modern papers, see thumbnail to rightpapyrus was used especially by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. A papyrus can also be a document or drawing produced on papyrus. The plural form of the word is papyri.… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • papyrus — [pə pī′rəs] n. pl. papyri [pə pī′rī΄] or papyruses [ME papirus < L papyrus < Gr papyros, prob. < Coptic paparo < ? Egypt pʾ n pr ʿʾ, that of the pharaoh] 1. a tall water plant (Cyperus papyrus) of the sedge family, abundant in the… …   English World dictionary

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