from The Century Dictionary.
- Belonging to or used in a certain country; native; indigenous; demotic: specifically applied to written characters: as, an enchorial alphabet. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective 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
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- adjective Of, relating to, or written in the
vulgarform of ancient Egyptian hieraticwriting.
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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.
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.
Among the manuscripts are several Egyptian deeds, written on papyrus, in the demotic or enchorial character.
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.
Africa and the American Negro...Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition December 13-15, 1895.
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.