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Papyrus

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(1):

(n.) A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or Herculaneum.

(2):

(n.) The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed.

(3):

(n.) A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Papyrus'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/p/papyrus.html. 1828.

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the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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