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papyrus

  • EN [ pəˈpaɪrəs]
  • US [ pəˈpaɪrəs]
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English definition

    Noun

  • 1. paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

  • 2. tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times

  • 3. a document written on papyrus

Example sentences

  • With lots of insurmountable disadvantages, the papyrus is substituted by parchment and paper at last.

  • In those days , paper was made from strips of the papyrus plant.

  • The Egyptians first used papyrus around the year 3000 B.C. to make a kind of paper.

  • They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey.

  • Since papyrus dries up and crumble, very few documents of ancient Egypt have survived.

  • The papyrus plant was also the symbol of Lower Egypt.

  • Can papyrus shoot up without marsh ? Can reeds grow without water?

  • Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water?

  • He is holding a partially rolled papyrus scroll in his left hand.

  • Papyrus: Egyptian reed form where the earliest form of paper was made.

  • Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water?

  • And it was painted on the papyrus rolls used for writing about medicine and doctors.

  • Surge rivers, ships of timber and boats of papyrus . The rain does not reach me.

  • The Egyptians wrote on papyrus.

  • Today, the papyrus documents everywhere are faced with danger of spontaneous combustion.

  • Woollen cloth and timber were sent to Egypt in exchange for linen or papyrus.

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