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 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]


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  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • enchorial 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

  • epistolographic 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

  • Epistolographic character of writing — Epistolographic E*pis to*lo*graph ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. [ e]pistolographique.] Pertaining to the writing of letters; used in writing letters; epistolary. [1913 Webster] {Epistolographic character of writing} or {Epistolographic mode of writing},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hieratic character — Hieratic Hi er*at ic, a. [L. hieraticus, Gr. ieratiko s; akin to iero s sacred: cf. F. hi[ e]ratique.] Consecrated to sacred uses; sacerdotal; pertaining to priests. [1913 Webster] {Hieratic character}, a mode of ancient Egyptian writing; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Epistolographic — E*pis to*lo*graph ic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. [ e]pistolographique.] Pertaining to the writing of letters; used in writing letters; epistolary. [1913 Webster] {Epistolographic character of writing} or {Epistolographic mode of writing}, the same as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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