glyph


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glyph \Glyph\ (gl[i^]f), n. [Gr. glyfh` carving, fr. gly`fein to
   carve: cf. F. glyphe. Cf. Cleave to split.]
   1. (Arch.) A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See
      Triglyph.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Arch[ae]ol.) A carved figure or character, incised or in
      relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph
      representing a form originally adopted for sculpture,
      whether carved or painted.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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