English to Afrikaans Meaning :: papyrus

Papyrus :
papirus
- papirus

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Noun(1) paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans(2) tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times(3) a document written on papyrus

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(1) His first design was created in a low bowl with fatsia leaves, Scots pine, oak leaves, strelitzia leaves and papyrus , then three large alliums and Singapore orchids were placed with skeletonised tenax leaves and some moss.(2) a papyrus scroll(3) The documents of the early medieval period in Italy take the following shape: no more than about fifty documents survive from the sixth and seventh centuries, nearly all on papyrus , and nearly all from Ravenna.(4) The dates are calculated from ancient lists, especially the Turin royal papyrus , and from various other sources.(5) Around 3000 B.C., the Egyptians developed a writing material using papyrus , the plant for which paper is named.(6) Some farmers cleared papyrus from the lower wetlands to cultivate rice, not realising that by releasing an oil on the water's surface, the papyrus had acted as a barrier against certain mosquitoes.(7) The ancient Egyptians either engraved the hieroglyphs in the stonework of their temples or painted them on the walls of the burial chamber or inscribed them with a reed pen on rolls of papyrus , the antecedent of our paper.(8) a pond thickly planted with papyrus(9) the text was preserved, probably on papyrus(10) One of the oldest surviving mathematical writings is the Rhind papyrus , named after the Scottish Egyptologist A Henry Rhind who purchased it in Luxor in 1858.(11) a remarkable papyrus recently acquired by the British Museum(12) A papyrus from Ancient Egypt cites juniper berries as an ingredient for a medicine to treat tape worms and juniper is still widely used by the pharmaceutical industry today.(13) He noted down on a papyrus or an ostraka a full record of the grain measured so that a definite tax liability could be determined.(14) The Anonymus Londinensis papyrus points to an ancient confusion about the historical Hippocrates' pathological doctrines.(15) Set the lily at the bottom of the container; the papyrus and forget-me-not should be positioned on stacked bricks so that their crowns are two-to-four inches below the water's surface.(16) The ramps were built out of clay, wood and papyrus .
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(1) papyrus ::
papirus
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1. paper rush ::
papier stormloop
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