demotic
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪ.ˈmɒ.tɪk/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪ.mɑ.tɪk/
Adjective

demotic (not comparable)

  1. Of or for the common people.
    Synonyms: colloquial, informal, popular, vernacular
    Antonyms: formal
    demotic writing style
  2. Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing, with simplified, cursive hieroglyphs.
    Synonyms: enchorial
  3. Of, relating to, or written in the form of modern vernacular Greek.
    demotic Greek
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: наро́дный
Translations
  • German: demotisch
  • Russian: демоти́ческий
Translations
  • Russian: димоти́ческий
Noun

demotic (plural demotics)

  1. (linguistics) Language as spoken or written by the common people.
    • 2010, John C. Wells, accents map ↗
      Note the intrusion into British demotic (“me and Cheryl were having”) of the valley-girl quotative be, like.
Translations
Demotic
Proper noun
  1. demotic Egyptian script, used from c. 650BCE to 452CE.
  2. demotic Egyptian language, spoken from c. 650BCE to 400BCE.



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