- 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
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The first printed Slavonic work was set in Glagolitic letters.
In our day, this city possesses the only Glagolitic printing office in existence.
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.
The Latin alphabet probably came into use without any particular pains, long before the introduction of the Glagolitic letters.
- 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
C19: from New Latin glagoliticus, from Serbo-Croat glagolica the Glagolitic alphabet; related to Old Church Slavonic glagolŭ word
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Word Origin and History for glagolitic
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