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Origin of demotic
Examples from the Web for demotic
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.”
(Physcon) demotic contracts are particularly abundant, but they cease entirely after the first century of Roman rule.
There was another language used by the ancient Egyptians, and expressed in what is called the demotic or enchorial character.
On another very marvellous narrative on a papyrus in the demotic character, see Brugsch, loc.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
Two examples of this decree are known, inscribed in hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek.
There is but little difference between the Hieratic and the Demotic.Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards|Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer
Word Origin for demotic
1822, from Greek demotikos "of or for the common people, in common use," from demos "common people," originally "district," from PIE *da-mo- "division," from root *da- "to divide" (see tide). In contrast to hieratic. Originally of the simpler of two forms of ancient Egyptian writing; broader sense is from 1831; used of Greek since 1927.