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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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