Definition of enchorial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɔːrɪəl/


Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; colloquial or demotic.
Example sentences
  • The enchorial language was not placed on sacred edifices.
  • Difficulties of no ordinary kind presented themselves to all who had applied to make out even the second, or enchorial inscription.
  • 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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Line breaks: en|chor|ial

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