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Cyrillic

[ si-ril-ik ]
/ sɪˈrɪl ɪk /
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adjective

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.

noun

Cyrillic script.

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Origin of Cyrillic

1835–45; <New Latin Cyrillicus, equivalent to Cyrill(us) Saint Cyril + -icus-ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Cyrillic

Cyrillic
/ (sɪˈrɪlɪk) /

adjective

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

noun

this alphabet
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