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hieroglyphic

  

      adj     (also)   
  hieroglyphical  
1    of or relating to a form of writing using picture symbols, esp. as used in ancient Egypt  
2    written with hieroglyphic symbols  
3    difficult to read or decipher  
      n     (also)   
  hieroglyph  
4    a picture or symbol representing an object, concept, or sound  
5    a symbol or picture that is difficult to read or decipher  
     (C16: from Late Latin hieroglyphicus, from Greek hierogluphikos, from hiero- + gluphe carving, from gluphein to carve)  
  hieroglyphically      adv  
  hieroglyphist      n  
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hieroglyphic

  

      adj   enigmatical, figurative, indecipherable, obscure, runic, symbolical  

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