- The definition of demotic is of the regular people or language, or a simpler ancient Egyptian writing system.
- An example of something demotic is an idiom; a demotic phrase.
- An example of something demotic is something written in ancient Egyptian writing; a demotic form.
- Demotic is defined as normal language, or the Greek language.
- An example of a demotic is a set of words that people use every day.
- An example of a demotic is Romaic.
- of the people; popular; specif., vernacular (sense )
- in or of idiomatic, colloquial, everyday language: a novelist with a good ear for demotic dialogue
- designating or of a simplified system of ancient Egyptian writing
Origin of demoticMedieval Latin demoticus from Classical Greek d?motikos from d?motes, one of the people from d?mos: see democracy
- [D-] Romaic
- everyday language; the way real people speak
- Of or relating to the common people; popular: demotic speech; demotic entertainments.
- Of, relating to, or written in the simplified form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
- Demotic Of or relating to a form of modern Greek based on colloquial use.
Origin of demoticGreek dēmotikos from dēmotēs a commoner from dēmos people ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
- (linguistics) Language as spoken or written by the common people.
First attested in 1822, from Ancient Greek δημοτικός (demotikos, “common”), from δημότης (demotes, “commoner”), from δῆμος (demos, “the common people”).