Where Does The Word Paper Come From?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The word " paper" came from "papyrus",
beckie gent Profile
beckie gent answered
The word paper comes from the Greek term for the ancient Egyptian writing material called papyrus, which was formed from beaten strips of papyrus plants. I hope you find this usefull x.
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Charming Gurl answered
The word 'paper' comes from the latin word 'papyrus'. Egyptians were the first people too use it. It's an aqueous deposit of any vegetable fibre in sheet form They comprised the pith of a grass-like plant which was sliced into layers and beaten or pressed into sheets.
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Chris Hickman answered
Paper, as we all know is a thin flexible material. It is made from vegetable pulp like wood and sometimes rags. We use it for writing and drawing and take it's existence for granted. However there was a time in human history when everything written was on stone or clay. This made things a little difficult when it came to storage or transportation.

Then in ancient Egypt they discovered a way of making papyrus into sheets which could be inscribed. History received a mighty forward leap. IT meant that knowledge could be preserved so we didn't have to rediscover what the previous generation had discovered and forgotten to pass on verbally.

The invention of true paper is attributed to Chinese minister of Agriculture , Tsai Lun in 105 AD. We in the west received it from the Arabs who had learned the secret from Chinese prisoners of war at Samarkland 768 AD. The earliest paper was of course handmade.
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Linda Berman answered
If this is a school project you'd have to look it up to confirm it... But I believe it derives from the word - papyrus; which is most likely Egyptian.

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