old church slavic

Old Church Slavonic

noun
the oldest attested Slavic language, an ecclesiastical language written first by Cyril and Methodius in a Bible translation of the 9th century and continued in use for about two centuries. It represents the South Slavic, Bulgarian dialect of 9th-century Salonika with considerable addition of other South and West Slavic elements. Abbreviation: OCS
Also called Old Church Slavic, Old Slavic, Old Slavonic.
Compare Church Slavic.


Origin:
1875–80

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Old Church Slavonic or Old Church Slavic
 
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the oldest recorded Slavonic language: the form of Old Slavonic into which the Bible was translated in the ninth century, preserved as a liturgical language of various Orthodox Churches: belonging to the South Slavonic subbranch of languages
 
Old Church Slavic or Old Church Slavic
 
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