Definition of cuneiform noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjuːnɪfɔːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːnɪfɔːrm//
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an ancient system of writing used in Persia and Assyria Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French cunéiforme or modern Latin cuneiformis, from Latin cuneus ‘wedge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cuneiform