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Adjective
/diˈmätik/,
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Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; popular or colloquial,
  1. Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; popular or colloquial
    • - a demotic idiom
  2. Relating to or denoting the form of modern Greek used in everyday speech and writing

  3. Relating to or denoting a simplified, cursive form of ancient Egyptian script, dating from c.650 bc and replaced by Greek in the Ptolemaic period

Noun
  1. Ordinary colloquial speech

  2. Demotic Greek

  3. Demotic Egyptian script


  1. a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script; "Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek"
  2. of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use
  3. of or for the common people; "demotic entertainments"; "demotic speech"; "a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms"
  4. Romaic: the modern Greek vernacular
  5. Demotic (from δημοτικός dēmotikós, "popular") refers to either the ancient Egyptian script derived from northern forms of hieratic used in the Delta, or the stage of the Egyptian language following Late Egyptian and preceding Coptic. ...
  6. (Demotica) Didymóteicho (Διδυμότειχο) is a town located in the eastern part of the Evros Prefecture of Thrace, Greece.
  7. Language as spoken by the common people; Of or for the common people; Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing; Of, relating to, or written in the form of modern vernacular Greek
  8. A form of ancient Egyptian writing which was developed in the 7th century BC and used for everyday writing in the Late and Graeco-Roman periods.
  9. (1) writing "of the people", (modern Greek, as opposed to classical Greek), (2) popular form of Egyptian writing simplified from hieratic.
  10. A word of Greek origin, meaning people s scripts . It developed from the hieratic during the 8th-7th century BC and soon replaced it. Due to its abbreviations it is very hard to read.
  11. A cursive script used in the later years of ancient Egypt. Found on the Rosetta stone and used to first crack the "mystery" of hieroglyphics.
  12. script used on business documents (and whatever) from about 70 b.c. onwards.  By Graeco-Roman period it had become the ordinary writing of everyday life.  Word derives from Greek demoticos meaning popular.