- noting or pertaining to a script derived from Greek uncials and traditionally supposed to have been invented by St. Cyril, first used for the writing of Old Church Slavonic and adopted with minor modifications for the writing of Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and some non-Slavic languages of Central Asia.
- of or relating to St. Cyril.
- Cyrillic script.
Origin of Cyrillic
Examples from the Web for cyrillic
Down the highway, large letters shaped out of concrete or metal letters spelled out Donetsk in Cyrillic letters.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines
September 8, 2014
Nearly at the same time, 1492, they began in Servia and Herzegovina to print with Cyrillic types.
The Glagolitic literature was therefore almost exclusively limited to copies of the productions of their Cyrillic brethren.
The Glagolitic letters had, however, the precedence of the Cyrillic alphabet, in respect to printing.
There is however still another Cyrillic printing office attached to an Armenian convent in Vienna.
The fifth was hand-lettered in the Cyrillic alphabet and illustrated with geometric diagrams.Special Delivery
Damon Francis Knight
- denoting or relating to the alphabet derived from that of the Greeks, supposedly by Saint Cyril, for the writing of Slavonic languages: now used primarily for Russian, Bulgarian, and Serbian
- this alphabet
Word Origin and History for cyrillic
1842, in reference to the Slavic alphabet, from St. Cyril, 9c. apostle of the Slavs, who supposedly invented it. The alphabet replaced earlier Glagolitic. The name Cyril is Late Latin Cyrillus, from Greek Kyrillos, literally "lordly, masterful," related to kyrios "lord, master" (see church).