[ glag-uh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌglæg əˈlɪt ɪk /


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 century.


the Glagolitic alphabet.

Origin of Glagolitic

1860–65; < New Latin glagoliticus, equivalent to glagolit(a), Latinization of Serbo-Croatian glagòljica (ultimately derivative of OCS glagolŭ speech, word) + -icus -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for glagolitic

/ (ˌɡlæɡəˈlɪtɪk) /


of, relating to, or denoting a Slavic alphabet whose invention is attributed to Saint Cyril, preserved only in certain Roman Catholic liturgical books found in Dalmatia

Word Origin for Glagolitic

C19: from New Latin glagoliticus, from Serbo-Croat glagolica the Glagolitic alphabet; related to Old Church Slavonic glagolŭ word
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