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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δημοτικός from δημότης (dēmótēs), from δῆμος (dêmos, country, land). For music, songs: calque of German Volkslieder.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

δημοτικός (dimotikósm (feminine δημοτική, neuter δημοτικό)

  1. municipal
    δημοτική αρχήdimotikí archímunicipal authority
    δημοτικοί άρχοντεςdimotikoí árchontesmunicipal officials (the mayor and the council
  2. folk, traditional
    δημοτική μουσικήdimotikí mousikífolk music
    δημοτικό τραγούδιdimotikó tragoúdifolk song
  3. demotic, of the people (especially for language, literature)

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  • see: δήμος m (dímos, municipality, the people)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ δημοτικός in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]