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see hieroglyphichieroglyphic
[Gr.,=priestly carving], type of writing used in ancient Egypt. Similar pictographic styles of Crete, Asia Minor, and Central America and Mexico are also called hieroglyphics (see Minoan civilization; Anatolian languages; Maya; Aztec).
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demotic

1. of or relating to a simplified form of hieroglyphics used in ancient Egypt by the ordinary literate class outside the priesthood
2. the demotic script of ancient Egypt