Please help, Papyri or papyrus?

(7 Posts)
GotMyGoat Sun 16-Dec-12 18:31:33

Thought you pedants would know smile

I am trying to say:

[This is] where I was first introduced to their collection of Papyrus scrolls,

Is Papyri more appropriate? A quick google has left me even more confused.

Many thanks wine

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GotMyGoat Sun 16-Dec-12 18:48:59

Ah, I see so I could say

[This is] where I was first introduced to their collection of papyrus scrolls.

Can you give me an example of where papyri would be appropriate?

Does "Here are the papyri" work?

Thank you very much!

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AgathaTrunchbull Sat 05-Jan-13 21:22:48

It's one 'i', because it's second declension plural in Latin. It would have to be 'papyrius' to have two.

You could say '... was first introduced to their collection of papyri.'

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