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definition of the word cuneiform

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From French cunéiforme or New Latin cuneiformis, from cuneus (wedge).

cuneiform (comparative more cuneiform, superlative most cuneiform)

Positive
cuneiform

Comparative
more cuneiform

Superlative
most cuneiform

  1. Having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped.

Singular
cuneiform

Plural
cuneiforms

cuneiform (plural cuneiforms)

  1. An ancient Mesopotamian writing system, adapted within several language families, originating as pictograms in Sumer around the 30th century BC, evolving into more abstract and characteristic wedge shapes formed by a blunt reed stylus on clay tablets.
  2. (anatomy) A wedge-shaped bone, especially a cuneiform bone.

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