Church Slavic


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Noun1.Church Slavic - the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
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Their topics include al-Sharif al-Idrisi on the plant life of the western Mediterranean, the privilege and predicament of the devotee in the Legiloque manuscript, the poetics of translation in Dante's Comedy, translating Julius Caesar, translation and transformation in John Lydgate's The Fall of Princes, chivalric romance and the marvelous in the Spanish Melusine (1489-1526), Byzantine Chronicles in Church Slavic, and Greek at the papal court during the Middle Ages.
The popularity of Old Church Slavic is waning - only 73 enrollments last year compared to 133 in 2006 - while New Testament Greek rocketed from zero enrollments in 2006 to 95 last year, just like Afghan Pushtu.
As a consequence, the Church was able not only to influence the thinking of the few Serbian intellectuals but even to impose upon them a written language, the so-called Slavic-Serbian--an odd mixture of Old Church Slavic, Serbian, and Russian.