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enchorial

[en-kawr-ee-uh l, -kohr-]
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adjective
  1. (especially of demotic writing) belonging to or used in a particular country.
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Also en·chor·ic [en-kawr-ik, -kor-] /ɛnˈkɔr ɪk, -ˈkɒr-/.

Origin of enchorial

1815–25; < Late Latin enchōri(us) (< Greek enchṓrios native, equivalent to en- en-2 + chṓr(ā) country + -ios adj. suffix) + -al1
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Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for enchorial

enchorial

enchoric

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 Origin

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