Definition of enchorial in English:
Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; colloquial or demotic.
- The Greek papyrus contains the translation of a deed of sale, the text of which, in enchorial characters, is on a papyrus at Paris.
- One cannot avoid being astonished at his making out the meaning of an Enchorial manuscript of some length, without the help of any translation.
- The writing is enchorial, but of a form so closely allied to hieroglyphics that it shows how the one passes into the other.
Early 19th century: from Greek egkhōrios 'in or of the country' (from en- 'within' + khōra 'country') + -al.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.