Egyptian reed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Egyptian reed (Bot) the papyrus.
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Usage

In literature:

There flourished on the banks of the Nile a stout reed, six feet high, called by the Egyptians "p-apa" and by the Greeks "papyros" or "byblos.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
We may, I think, safely conclude that the reed found by Dr. Garstang is Coptic and not Ancient Egyptian.
"Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms" by H. Ling Roth
Perhaps he wrote the first words of the Bible on rolls of papyrus paper with a soft reed pen, in the manner of the Egyptian scribes.
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
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