Origin: L, fr. Gr. See Paper.
1. (Science: botany) A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the sedge family, formerly growing in egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.
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... Testament verses dealing with the Exodus is the Hebrew word suph whose root is thought to be of Egyptian origin and meant a reed, especially the papyrus. So, while it is true that the Hebrew words yam suph can be translated “Sea of Reeds” or “Reed Sea,” the question that must be asked is, which ...
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