hieratic
Definition - The priestly style of ancient Egyptian writing. It consisted of abridged forms of hieroglyphics. The demotic script was a simplified, popular version of it.

Example -

The Edwin Smith papyrus, written in ancient-Egyptian hieratic script in  about 1600 B.C.
The Edwin Smith papyrus, written in ancient-Egyptian hieratic script in about 1600 B.C.


Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek γpάμματα ἱεpατικά, grammata hieratika (literally "priestly writing"), which was first used by Saint Clement of Alexandria in the second century AD.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1669:
"Hieratic [letters], used by those who write of Sacreds."
(Gale Crt. Gentiles i. i. xi. 64)



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