Church Slavonic
noun Date: 1853 any of several Slavic literary and liturgical languages that continue Old Church Slavonic but vary regionally under influence of vernacular languages — called also Church Slavic

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  • Church Slavonic — or Church Slavic n. OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC * * * …   Universalium

  • Church Slavonic — or Church Slavic n. OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC …   English World dictionary

  • Church Slavonic — Church′ Slavon′ic (or Slav′ic) n. peo a liturgical language used in Eastern Orthodox churches in Slavic countries since the 11th or 12th century, representing a development of Old Church Slavonic through contact with the national Slavic languages …   From formal English to slang

  • church slavonic — noun see church slavic * * * Church Slavonic noun The liturgical language used in the Orthodox Church in Russia, Serbia, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑church …   Useful english dictionary

  • Church Slavonic —    Liturgical language of many Eastern Christian Orthodox Churches (e.g., Russian). Slavic peoples who accepted Christianity from Byzantine missionaries translated the liturgies into Old Slavonic, using an alphabet dating from the ninth century… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Church Slavonic — noun A liturgical language of various Slavic church traditions, with dialectal basis of Old Church Slavonic mixed with vernacular lexical and phonological developments …   Wiktionary

  • Church Slavonic — /tʃɜtʃ sləˈvɒnɪk/ (say cherch sluh vonik) noun → Old Church Slavonic. Also, Church Slavic …   Australian English dictionary

  • Church Slavonic —    The Slavonic liturgical and literary language. It includes Glagolitic (q.v.), which was invented by Constantine the Philosopher, whose monastic name was Cyril (q.v.). It also includes Cyrillic (q.v.), which may have been invented by Kliment of …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Church Slavonic — noun the liturgical language used in the Orthodox Church in Russia, Serbia, and some other countries …   English new terms dictionary

  • Church Slavonic language — Church Slavonic (endonyms) Macedonian: црковнослoвeнски jaзик Bulgarian: църковнославянски език Russian: це …   Wikipedia

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