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Definition of 'demotic'


  1. a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script; "Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek"
       Synonyms: Demotic script
  2. the modern Greek vernacular
       Synonyms: Romaic


  1. of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use
  2. of or for the common people; "demotic entertainments"; "demotic speech"; "a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms"

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