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de·mot·ic  audio  (d-mtk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or relating to the common people; popular: demotic speech; demotic entertainments.
  2. Of, relating to, or written in the simplified form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
  3. Demotic Of or relating to a form of modern Greek based on colloquial use.
NOUN:
Demotic Greek.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek dmotikos, from dmots, a commoner, from dmos, people; see d- in Indo-European roots


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