Demotic meaning

dĭ-mŏtĭk
Of or for the common people.
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Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.

Demotic script is a simplified, cursive form of hieroglyphs used in ancient Egypt.

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Of, relating to, or written in the form of modern vernacular Greek.

Demotic Greek.

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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.

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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.

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Of or relating to the common people; popular.

Demotic speech; demotic entertainments.

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Of, relating to, or written in the simplified form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
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Of or relating to a form of modern Greek based on colloquial use.
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Demotic Greek.
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Designating or of a simplified system of ancient Egyptian writing.
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Everyday language; the way real people speak.
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(linguistics) Language as spoken or written by the common people.
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Origin of demotic

  • Greek dēmotikos from dēmotēs a commoner from dēmos people dā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1822, from Ancient Greek δημοτικός (demotikos, “common”), from δημότης (demotes, “commoner”), from δῆμος (demos, “the common people”).

    From Wiktionary