英 ['kjuːnɪfɔːm; kjuː'neɪɪfɔːm]
- adj. 楔形的；楔形文字的；楔状骨的
- n. 楔形文字；楔状骨
- cuneiform (adj.)
- 1670s, "wedge shaped," from French cunéiforme (16c.), from Latin cuneus "a wedge, wedge-shaped thing," which is of unknown origin, + French -forme (see form (n.)). Applied to characters in ancient Middle Eastern inscriptions made with wedge-shaped writing tools; first used in this sense by German physician and traveler Engelbert Kämpfer (1681-1716); in English from 1818. As a noun from 1862.
- 1. The cuneiform script is a great invention by the Sumerians.
- 2. B.C. Cuneiform first used by Sumerians in present - day Iraq for economic records.
- 3. With the cultural dissemination, other ethnic groups in west Asia and southwest Asia adopted cuneiform.
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