Adjective "Demotic" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Demotic


    Definition:

    1. of or relating to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular: a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms.

    2. of or relating to the common people; popular.

    3. of, relating to, or noting the simplified form of hieratic writing used in ancient Egypt between 700 b.c. and a.d. 500. noun

    4. demotic script.

    5. (initial capital letter). Also called Romaic. the Modern Greek vernacular (distinguished from Katharevusa).

    Examples:

    "wits can be demotic."

    "styles can be demotic."

    "speeches can be demotic."

    "phases can be demotic."

    "people can be demotic."

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