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demotic (adj.)

"人民的或属于人民的",特别是"与普通人有关的,流行的,庸俗的",1822年,来自希腊文 dēmotikos "普通人的或为普通人服务的,常用的"的拉丁化形式,来自 dēmos "普通人",原为"区",来自PIE *da-mo- "分",来自根 *da- "分"。最初在英语中是用来指古埃及两种文字形式中较简单的一种(与 hieratichieroglyphic );更广泛的意义是到1831年。1927年起用于现代希腊语的流行形式。

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Definitions of demotic from WordNet
1
demotic (adj.)
of or for the common people;
a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms
demotic entertainments
demotic speech
2
Demotic (n.)
a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script;
Synonyms: Demotic script
Demotic (n.)
the modern Greek vernacular;
Synonyms: Romaic
3
Demotic (adj.)
of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use;
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