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demotic:

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
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Santayana diagnosed the essence of Deutschtum, the character of its spirit, in his remarkable book, Egotism in German Philosophy, long before its explosion, in the more appalling circumstances of a demotic age, in Nazism.
Even though Hoch indicates that the connection with Demotic gsm "tempest; anger" was accepted by a number of earlier scholars--also accepted more recently by Vittmann (1996: 445)--and was followed by Erichsen (1954: 593), the Demotic word is clearly written with the wind determinative t[?
A quick pan of recent art history--think of the movie cliche where the pages of a calendar blow away, first month by month, then years at a time--makes it apparent how much these new sculptors consider their context and predecessors but never merely for the sake of knowingly quoting stylistics or kowtowing to the demotic.
Drawing upon documents discovered only after 1896, such as the Elephantine Passover Letter (1911), the Demotic Chronicle (1914), the Pherendates correspondence (1928), the Trilingual Inscription from the Letoon (1973), and the Inscription of Udjahorresnet (1982), and combining them with Ezra 7:12-26, Neh.
The past hangs heavy on our hands: filmmakers still flock for locations to South Coast resorts, as though such places - Worthing, Brighton, Hastings, with their demotic piers and promenades, their Art Deco sun shelters and marina cafes - retained in their history a truer British spirit than does the world of today.
The last chapter in the sub-section on sales, "Cessions de services et engagements pour dette sous les rois kouchites et saites," is a publication of thirteen documents written in abnormal hieratic or demotic that deal with the services, and termination thereof, of so-caned "slaves" who had, in effect, "rented" their labor--as opposed to having sold themselves--to offset personal debts.
But rather than draw wide and increasingly general circles around the "academic" issue of what is black English, I want to deal with its more demotic address: What are Keith and Reesie and their friends doing when they act cool and "be all like, 'Yo, what's up?
I would add that the word for camel in Demotic and Coptic (derived from a Semitic language) shows inner-Egyptian sound changes that preclude its being introduced later than the seventh century B.
What troubles Chandra is Plath's theatrical, mocking, demotic dialogue with dying.
The transition from Demotic to Coptic witnessed an increase of the use of the demonstrative pronoun pe as a "copula" in nominal sentences.
the Demotic papyri, on which the major work has been accomplished by Richard A.