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  • Having the form of a wedge; wedge-shaped.
  • An ancient writing system originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th millennium BC.
  • (anatomy) A wedge-shaped bone, especially a cuneiform bone.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



{ Cu*ne"i*form (k?-n?"?-f?rm), Cu"ni*form (k?"n?-f?rm), } a. [L. cuneus a wedge + -form: cf. F. cunei-forme. See Coin.] 1. Wedge-shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; -- especially applied to the wedge-shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. See Arrowheaded.

2. Pertaining to, or versed in, the ancient wedge-shaped characters, or the inscriptions in them. "A cuneiform scholar." Rawlinson.

{ Cu*ne"i*form, Cu"ni*form }, n. 1. The wedge-shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. I. Taylor (The Alphabet).

2. (Anat.) (a) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third metatarsals. They are usually designated as external, middle, and internal, or ectocuniform, mesocuniform, and entocuniform, respectively. (b) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the ulna; -- called also pyramidal and ulnare.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Cune`iform, an epithet applied to the wedge-shaped characters in which the Assyrian and other ancient monumental inscriptions are written.
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