[en-kawr-ee-uh l, -kohr-]
- (especially of demotic writing) belonging to or used in a particular country.
Also en·chor·ic [en-kawr-ik, -kor-] /ɛnˈkɔr ɪk, -ˈkɒr-/.
Origin of enchorial
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Examples from the Web for enchorial
Sometimes the papyri are found written in the enchorial character.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
The third kind of Egyptian writing which was formerly also called "enchorial" or indigenous.The New York Obelisk
Charles E. Moldenke
There was another language used by the ancient Egyptians, and expressed in what is called the demotic or enchorial character.
- of or used in a particular country: used esp of the popular (demotic) writing of the ancient Egyptians
C19: via Late Latin from Greek enkhōrios, from en- ² + khōra country
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