Glagolitic

Glagolitic

[glag-uh-lit-ik]
adjective
1.
noting or written in an alphabet, probably invented by St. Cyril in about a.d. 865, formerly used in writing Old Church Slavonic and other Slavic languages: almost completely replaced by Cyrillic starting about the 10th century.
noun
2.
the Glagolitic alphabet.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin glagoliticus, equivalent to glagolit(a), Latinization of Serbo-Croatian glagòljica (ultimately derivative of OCS glagolŭ speech, word) + -icus -ic

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Glagolitic (ˌɡlæɡəˈlɪtɪk)
 
adj
of, relating to, or denoting a Slavic alphabet whose invention is attributed to Saint Cyril, preserved only in certain Roman Catholic liturgical books found in Dalmatia
 
[C19: from New Latin glagoliticus, from Serbo-Croat glagolica the Glagolitic alphabet; related to Old Church Slavonic glagolŭ word]

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Glagolitic
1861, from Serbo-Croat glagolica "Glagolitic alphabet," from O.C.S. glagolu "word" (see call) + Gk. suffix -itic. The older of the two Slavic writing systems (Cyrillic is the other), it was designed by Cyrillus c.863 C.E.
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