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  • Of or for the common people.
  • Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
         demotic script is a simplified, cursive form of hieroglyphs used in ancient egypt.
  • Of, relating to, or written in the form of modern vernacular Greek.
         demotic Greek
  • народный, простонародный
  • демотический
  • разговорный, национальный
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

De*mot"ic (?), a. [Gr. dhmotiko`s, fr. dh^mos the people: cf. F. démotique.] Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common.

Demotic alphabet or character, a form of writing used in Egypt after six or seven centuries before Christ, for books, deeds, and other such writings; a simplified form of the hieratic character; -- called also epistolographic character, and enchorial character. See Enchorial.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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