HyperDic: rosetta_stone

English > 1 sense of the expression Rosetta Stone:
NOUNcommunicationRosetta Stonea part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally / originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC
English > Rosetta Stone: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally / originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC; the inscriptions in hieroglyphics and Demotic and Greek gave the first clues to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Instance ofstele, stelaAn ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
Spanishpiedra de Roseta, Rosetta, Rosetta Stone
CatalanPedra de Rosetta, pedra Rosetta

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