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|Ted Phillips|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there was a name there, in the Cyrillic alphabet which was the official written language of the Com-Pubs.Invasion|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The Glagolitic literature was therefore almost exclusively limited to copies of the productions of their Cyrillic brethren.
I promised, took the pencil and wrote my name very large in Cyrillic; he was delighted, and everyone came to see.Through the Land of the Serb|Mary Edith Durham
But, whereas the original drawing has been labeled entirely in Cyrillic characters, these labels were now in English.The Foreign Hand Tie|Gordon Randall Garrett
Nearly at the same time, 1492, they began in Servia and Herzegovina to print with Cyrillic types.
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).