Papyrus

Papyrus (Papy`rus) , the Greek name of the Egyptian papu, is a kind of sedge growing 10 ft. high, with a soft triangular stem, the pith of which is easily split into ribbons, found still in Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia, &c.; the pith ribbons were the paper of the ancient Egyptians, of the Greeks after Alexander, and of the later Romans; they were used by the Arabs of the 8th century, and in Europe till the 12th; at first long strips were rolled up, but later rectangular pages were cut and bound together book fashion; though age has rendered the soft white pages brown and brittle, much ancient literature is still preserved on papyrus; the use of papyrus was superseded by that of parchment and rag-made paper.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Papuans * Pará
Papal States
Paphos
Papias
Papier-Mâche
Papin, Denis
Papinianus, Æmilius
Papirius
Pappenheim, Count von
Pappus of Alexandria
Papuans
Papy`rus
Pará
Parable
Parabola
Paracelsus
Paraffin
Paraguay
Paraguay River
Paraklete
Parallax
Paramar`ibo

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