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Tuesday, February 2

Glyptic

[GLIP-tik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: French, early 19th century

1.

Of or concerning carving or engraving.

Examples of Glyptic in a sentence

"While she struggled with painting, Dylan excelled in the glyptic arts."

"The table was covered in intricate glyptic designs."

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About Glyptic

Glyptic originated in both French ("glyptique") and Greek ("gluptikos"). However, it is thought that these words originally developed from the Greek words "gluptēs" and "gluphein" (which mean "carver" and "carve," respectively).

Did you Know?

Are you just getting into a glyptic hobby but don't know where to start? Whittling is the act of carving objects or figures out of a small piece of wood, and is a surprisingly easy pastime to pick up. All you need is a softwood (easier to carve with), a knife, and patience to begin your first glyptic wooden creation.

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