CUNEIFORM

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ancient writing system
wedge-shaped bone
An ancient writing system originating in Mesopotamia.
Having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped.
Written in cuneiform: cuneiform script, cuneiform writing.
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.
(anatomy) A wedge-shaped bone, especially a cuneiform bone.


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