"demotic" in the noun sense
1. Demotic, Demotic script
a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script
"Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek"
2. Romaic, Demotic
the modern Greek vernacular
"demotic" in the adjective sense
of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use
of or for the common people
"a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms"
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