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enchorial Line breaks: en|chor|ial
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɔːrɪəl/

Definition of enchorial in English:


Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; colloquial or demotic.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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