Etymology
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cuneiform (adj.)

1670s, "wedge-shaped," from French cunéiforme (16c.), from Latin cuneus "a wedge, wedge-shaped thing," which is of unknown origin, + French -forme (see form (n.)). German physician and traveler Engelbert Kämpfer (1681-1716) first applied the word to characters in ancient Middle Eastern inscriptions made with wedge-shaped writing tools; in English this sense is attested from 1818. As a noun, "cuneiform writing," by 1862.

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Definitions of cuneiform
1
cuneiform (adj.)
shaped like a wedge;
Synonyms: wedge-shaped / cuneal
cuneiform (adj.)
of or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped bones);
2
cuneiform (n.)
an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia;
From wordnet.princeton.edu