The first alphabet of Old Church Slavonic (q.v.), invented by Constantine the Philosopher (q.v.) ca. 863 for his mission to Moravia (q.v.). It was a new and original alphabet, although some of the letters are derived from the Hebrew alphabet and others from Greek cursive writing (minuscule [q.v.]). It should not be confused with the Cyrillic (q.v.) alphabet, a later invention, created perhaps by Kliment of Ohrid (q.v.).

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  • Glagolitic — • An ancient alphabet of the Slavic languages, also called in Russian bukvitsa Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Glagolitic     Glagolitic      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • glagolitic — GLAGOLÍTIC, Ă, glagolitici, ce, adj. (În sintagmele) Alfabet glagolitic sau scriere glagolitică = alfabet întocmit după modelul literelor mici greceşti şi folosit în unele scrieri slave bisericeşti. Literă glagolitică = literă care aparţine… …   Dicționar Român

  • Glagolitic — 1861, from Serbo Cr. glagolica Glagolitic alphabet, from O.C.S. glagolu word (see CALL (Cf. call)) + Greek suffix itic. The older of the two Slavic writing systems (CYRILLIC (Cf. Cyrillic) is the other), it was designed by Cyrillus c.863 C.E …   Etymology dictionary

  • Glagolitic — [glag΄ə lit′ik] adj. designating or of a Slavic alphabet probably predating the Cyrillic alphabet …   English World dictionary

  • Glagolitic — 1. adjective a) Of or written with the Glagolitic alphabet. In the case of mixed marriages between a Glagolitic and Latin Catholic, the children follow the rite of the father; but there is an exception in favour of the eldest daughter of a… …   Wiktionary

  • Glagolitic — /glag euh lit ik/, adj. 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 …   Universalium

  • glagolitic — adj. pertaining to or written in an uncial cursive alphabet belonging to Saint Cyril; of or in Slavonic alphabet; of or relating to a Roman Catholic community of southwestern Croatia (whose liturgical books continue to be written in the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Glagolitic — ♦ The first alphabet worked out by Cyril and Methodius for Slavic. It was soon replaced in most places by the Cyrillic alphabet. However, Glagolitic survived for many centuries in Croatia. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 623) …   Medieval glossary

  • Glagolitic — /glægəˈlɪtək/ (say glaguh lituhk) adjective of or relating to a Slavic alphabet, existing now only in some Roman Catholic books of liturgy found in Dalmatia. {New Latin glagotiticus, from Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian glagolica, the Glagolitic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • glagolitic — adj. of or relating to the alphabet ascribed to St Cyril and formerly used in writing some Slavonic languages. Etymology: mod.L glagoliticus f. Serbo Croatian glagolica Glagolitic alphabet f. OSlav. glagol word …   Useful english dictionary

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