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A Word A Day -- demotic

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March 21, 2013

Word of the Day

  • demotic
  • audio pronunciation
  • \dih-MAH-tik\
  • DEFINITION
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adjective

1
: of, relating to, or written in a simplified form of the ancient Egyptian hieratic writing
2
: common, popular
3
: of or relating to the form of Modern Greek that is based on everyday speech
  • EXAMPLES
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The style of her art work is intentionally demotic, aimed at ordinary people rather than the elite of the art world.

"The demotic dictionary gives researchers definitions, shows word uses and helps with translating texts. But it also serves as a reference guide for reconstructing and understanding ancient Egyptian culture, whether it's the nuances of government, commerce, politics, religion or male-female relationships." — From an article by Dawn Turner Trice in the Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2012




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