What does cartouche mean?

cartouche meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "scroll-like decoration," additionally "paper cartridge," from French cartouche, the French as a type of cartridge (q.v.). Application to Egyptian hieroglyphics dates from 1830, on resemblance to rolled report cartridges.

cartouche meaning in General Dictionary

a cartridge (usually with report casing)

cartouche - French to English


Sentence Examples with the word cartouche

Before the IVth Dynasty the cartouche is seldom found: the usual title is (1), and (3) does not occur.

View more Sentence Examples