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adjective as in colloquial

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Anything but demotic is Amar Bhide's A Call For Judgment, subtitled "Sensible Finance For A Dynamic Economy."

The demotic self-deprecation barely masks a vast ambition, which is a kind of deception in itself, or an artifice.

An impatient lower court forced her to change it to the demotic “Gregorio,” noting that Venerdi was “a ridiculous name.”

In the more cursive or Hieratic writing the horned serpent appears as ; in the later Demotic as and .

They bore numerous inscriptions in hieroglyphics and the demotic character, wherefrom the clue was obtained as to their identity.

Of these demotic fragments a large quantity had been sent to the British Museum.

On another very marvellous narrative on a papyrus in the demotic character, see Brugsch, loc.

To the Greek characters were added six taken from the Demotic in order to express sounds peculiar to the Egyptian language.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demotic, such as: conversational, vernacular, chatty, common, dialectal, and everyday.

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