Demotic alphabet
Demotic De*mot"ic, a. [Gr. dhmotiko`s, fr. dh^mos the people: cf. F. d['e]motique.] Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common. [1913 Webster]

{Demotic alphabet} or {Demotic character}, a form of writing used in Egypt after six or seven centuries before Christ, for books, deeds, and other such writings; a simplified form of the hieratic character; -- called also {epistolographic character}, and {enchorial character}. See {Enchorial}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Demotic — De*mot ic, a. [Gr. dhmotiko s, fr. dh^mos the people: cf. F. d[ e]motique.] Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common. [1913 Webster] {Demotic alphabet} or {Demotic character}, a form of writing used in Egypt after six or seven centuries… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demotic character — Demotic De*mot ic, a. [Gr. dhmotiko s, fr. dh^mos the people: cf. F. d[ e]motique.] Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common. [1913 Webster] {Demotic alphabet} or {Demotic character}, a form of writing used in Egypt after six or seven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demotic (Egyptian) — Demotic Type Abjad augmented by …   Wikipedia

  • Demotic Greek — Not to be confused with Demotic (Egyptian). History of the Greek language (see also: Greek alphabet) Proto Greek (c. 3000–1600 BC) Mycenaean …   Wikipedia

  • alphabet — /al feuh bet , bit/, n. 1. the letters of a language in their customary order. 2. any system of characters or signs with which a language is written: the Greek alphabet. 3. any such system for representing the sounds of a language: the phonetic… …   Universalium

  • Alphabet — [ William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia .] An alphabet is a standardized set of letters mdash basic written symbolsmdash each of which roughly represents a phoneme, a spoken language, either as it exists now or as it was in… …   Wikipedia

  • Coptic alphabet — Type Alphabet Languages Coptic language Time period c. 300 AD to 14th century AD (Still used today in Coptic churches in Egypt and …   Wikipedia

  • Meroitic alphabet — Meroitic Type Abugida Languages …   Wikipedia

  • Greek alphabet — Type Alphabet …   Wikipedia

  • History of the alphabet — The history of the alphabet begins in Ancient Egypt, more than a millennium into the history of writing. The first pure alphabet emerged around 2000 BCE to represent the language of Semitic workers in Egypt (see Middle Bronze Age alphabets), and… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”