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demotic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demotic  \De*mot"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  dhmotiko`s,  fr  dh^mos  the  people: 
  cf  F.  d['e]motique.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  people;  popular;  common. 
 
  {Demotic  alphabet}  or  {character},  a  form  of  writing  used  in 
  Egypt  after  six  or  seven  centuries  before  Christ,  for 
  books,  deeds,  and  other  such  writings;  a  simplified  form 
  of  the  hieratic  character;  --  called  also  {epistolographic 
  character},  and  {enchorial  character}.  See  {Enchorial}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Demotic 
  adj  1:  of  or  written  in  or  belonging  to  the  form  of  modern  Greek 
  based  on  colloquial  use  [syn:  {Demotic}] 
  2:  of  or  for  the  common  people;  "demotic  entertainments"; 
  "demotic  speech";  "a  poet  with  a  keen  ear  for  demotic 
  rhythms" 
  n  :  the  modern  Greek  vernacular  [syn:  {Romaic},  {Demotic}] 




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