Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to or used in a certain country; native; indigenous; demotic: specifically applied to written characters: as, an enchorial alphabet. See demotic.
- adj. Indigenous, native.
- adj. Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to, or used in, a country; native; domestic; popular; common; -- said especially of the written characters employed by the common people of ancient Egypt, in distinction from the hieroglyphics. See demotic.
- From Ancient Greek ἐγχώριος ("rural, in or of the country"), from χωρά ("country"). (Wiktionary)
“Among the manuscripts are several Egyptian deeds, written on papyrus, in the demotic or enchorial character.”
“Demotic, or enchorial, is composed of signs derived from the hieratic, and is a simplified form of it, but from which figurative or ikonographic signs are generally excluded, and but few symbolical signs, relative to religion alone, are retained; signs nearly approaching the alphabetic are chiefly met with in this third kind of writing.”
“Sometimes the papyri are found written in the enchorial character.”
“This stone, a tablet of black basalt, contains three inscriptions, one in hieroglyphics, another in demotic or enchorial, and a third in the Greek language.”
“The Egyptians also wrote from right to left in the hieratic and demotic and enchorial styles.”
“In writing numbers in the hieratic and enchorial the units were placed to the left.”
“I remember with what profound feeling I stood, a few years ago, in the British Museum, before a slab of black basalt having inscribed on it, first in hieroglyphics, second in demotic or enchorial (a cursive popular form of writing extant at the period), and thirdly in Greek, a decree of the priests of Egypt assembled in synod at Memphis in honor of Ptolemy V.”
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“Take India under the Moguls, once more; the aristocracy of the time consisted of the rude Mahommedan Tartar, who lorded it over the ancient enchorial culture of Rajpoot and Brahmin.”
“In Egypt, written language underwent a further differentiation: whence resulted the _hieratic_ and the _epistolographic_ or _enchorial_: both of which are derived from the original hieroglyphic.”
“They were essentially _enchorial_ institutions, and even _physically_ local (_i. e._, requiring the same place as well as the same people); just as the ordinances of Mahomet betray his unconscious frailty and ignorance by presuming and postulating a Southern climate as well as an Oriental temperament.”
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