Translation of demotic in Spanish:

demotic

Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɑːtɪk; dɪˈmɒtɪk/

adj

[formal]
  • 1.1 (popular) popular, del pueblo
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    • I can remember my sister using it in the late forties, and through such oral usage it must have been kept alive until a greater use of demotic language in the press and elsewhere in the eighties brought it to wider public notice.
    • Brooklyn belongs to a genre characterized by less sophistication, less complex melody and harmony, more demotic language, looser rhyming, in-your-face attitudes, and rampant reiteration.
    • There, around a campfire, his boyhood games of piracy and Robin Hood met the tall tale and the demotic idiom.
    1.2 [script] demótico
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    • It was the stone that helped decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs as it had translations in of ancient text in Egyptian demotic script, Greek, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
    • Internally, an increasing number of Greek and demotic Egyptian papyri illuminate a developing bureaucracy and control of the population through a tax system based on a census and land-survey.
    • The stone, as you probably know, is inscribed with three forms of writing: Greek, hieroglyphic, and a less ornate, demotic form of Egyptian.

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