a late form of ancient Egyptian writing, very abbreviated compared to hieratic or hieroglyphic
A cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphs preceded by hieratic and often carved into stone or wood.
The highly cursive Egyptian script and the language written in this script.
A form of ancient Egyptian writing which was developed in the 7th century BC and used for everyday writing in the Late and Graeco-Roman periods.
A script or cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing, used from about the sixth century B.C. to fifth century A.D.; it appears in the middle register of the Rosetta Stone.
Script used on business documents (and whatever) from about 70 b.c. onwards. By Breco-Roman period it had become the ordinary writing of everyday life. Word derives from Greek demoticos meaning popular
a cursive form of hieroglyphic writing developed in the seventh century .., written from right to left
From Greek 'popular', a further elaboration of hieratic. Developed in northern Egypt in the 7th century BC. The normal everyday script of the Late and Graeco-Roman Periods. Latest dated text 452 AD.
Shorthand' variety of hieroglyphics.
An ancient Egyptian dialect.
script used in the Late and Greco-Roman periods of ancient Egypt for everyday writing
Simplified form of hieroglyphics used in late pharaonic eras. Gk: plebeian.
Demotic (from Î´Î·Î¼Î¿Ï„Î¹ÎºÎ¬ "popular") refers to both the ancient Egyptian script derived from northern forms of hieratic used in the Delta, as well as the stage of the Egyptian language following Late Egyptian and preceding Coptic. The term was first used by the Greek historian Herodotus to distinguish it from hieratic and hieroglyphic scripts. By convention, the word "Demotic" is capitalized in order to distinguish it from demotic Greek.