- papyrus (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin papyrus "the paper plant, paper made from it," from Greek papyros "any plant of the paper plant genus," said to be of Egyptian origin. Proper plural is papyri.
- 1. Woollen cloth and timber were sent to Egypt in exchange for linen or papyrus.
- 2. The Egyptians wrote on papyrus.
- 3. Since papyrus dries up and crumble, very few documents of ancient Egypt have survived.
- 4. In those days , paper was made from strips of the papyrus plant.
- 5. The papyrus plant was also the symbol of Lower Egypt.
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