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enchorial

[ en-kawr-ee-uhl, -kohr- ]

adjective

  1. (especially of demotic writing) belonging to or used in a particular country.


enchorial

/ ɛnˈkɔːrɪəl /

adjective

  1. of or used in a particular country: used esp of the popular (demotic) writing of the ancient Egyptians


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Word History and Origins

Origin of enchorial1

1815–25; < Late Latin enchōri ( us ) (< Greek enchṓrios native, equivalent to en- en- 2 + chṓr ( ā ) country + -ios adj. suffix) + -al 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of enchorial1

C19: via Late Latin from Greek enkhōrios, from en- ² + khōra country
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Example Sentences

There was another language used by the ancient Egyptians, and expressed in what is called the demotic or enchorial character.

The third kind of Egyptian writing which was formerly also called "enchorial" or indigenous.

Sometimes the papyri are found written in the enchorial character.

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