demotic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·mot·ic

adjective \di-ˈmä-tik\

: popular or common

Full Definition of DEMOTIC

1
:  of, relating to, or written in a simplified form of the ancient Egyptian hieratic writing
2
:  popular, common <demotic idiom>
3
:  of or relating to the form of Modern Greek that is based on everyday speech

Examples of DEMOTIC

  1. a more demotic way of speaking

Origin of DEMOTIC

Greek dēmotikos, from dēmotēs commoner, from dēmos
First Known Use: 1822

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

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