Enchorial Egyptian
The primordial, but now obsolete, name for what is now called demotic, the popular form of the ancient-Egyptian written script.

Example -

An example of Enchorial Egyptian script taken from a replica of the Rosetta stone.
An example of Enchorial Egyptian script
taken from a replica of the Rosetta stone.



Etymology -
The word enchorial derives from a Greek term that means "in or of the country." The term Enchorial Egyptian was used by early Western Egyptologists, notably Thomas Young.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1822:
"A close comparison of the enchorial or demotic character with the corresponding Greek on the Rosetta stone."
(Q. Rev. XXVIII. 189)



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