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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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The Heidelberg Egyptologist adds that indexing Demotic sources is not only important for studying the history of language development from the Egyptian to the Coptic.
The terms Frye uses for the phases of language development are metaphoric, metonymic, and demotic; a fourth term, ricorso, marks a return to the beginning.
Whereas diplomatic Europe is about finding reconciliation, demotic Europe is about polarization.
Diplomacy tries to lower the temperature; the demotic paradigm raises it.
authorities interpreted nationalist demands for "demotic power" which involved labor and working-class struggles over wages, working conditions, and political rights as proof of racially-motivated behavior toward Whites, repeating the hackneyed pluralist refrain that "mixing of the races was likely to lead to disorder" (p.
Sri Lankan Tamils are also aware of the irrelevance of demotic investigations even if they trust the new president of Sri Lanka, Sirisena.
He said that new airport has capacity to provide all facilities to the passengers of two international and two demotic flights simultaneously.
Recognizing the potential of the stone's trilingual inscriptions in Greek, Egyptian Demotic (cursive), and hieroglyphic, European scholars like the French baron Silvestre de Sacy [17581838]--a mentor and sometime nemesis of his pupil, Champollion--and the British scientist and all-around polymath Thomas Young [1773-1829] began to search for equivalents of the names of the Macedonian rulers of Egypt in the hieroglyphic section.
General Demotic Product dropped by 15.1 percent in 2011 and continued during 2012-2014 by increase of 2.82 percent.
Here, she is presented as an artist who exists within the two realms, (a) the poetic, demotic and auditory and (b) the plastic, visual and tangible, a self-professed anti-intellectual, an accomplished performance artist who brings poetry and storytelling to different communities, from early reviews in working men's clubs to theatre for children and young people, an adaptor and a visual artist.
In the drama the educated characters use the Sanskrit while the women [not being literate] use a demotic version called Prakrit.
The thirteen contributions, all in their original languages, cover such topics as royal letters of Mesopotamia, the justice system in Mesopotamia, the letter and middle Assyrian judicial procedures, the use and abuse of letters in the speeches of the Attic orators, evidence of business agents in classical Greece, Greek letters on stone, the evolution and use of demotic contracts in letter form, and formalization of loan agreements in the later Ptolemaic period.