Meaning of demotic
Pronunciation: (di-mot'ik), [key]
- of or pertaining to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular: a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms.
- of or pertaining to the common people; popular.
- of, pertaining to, or noting the simplified form of hieratic writing used in ancient Egypt between 700 b.c. and a.d. 500.
- demotic script.
- (cap.) Also calledthe Modern Greek vernacular (distinguished from Katharevusa).
- demotic (Thesaurus)