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Of or being an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used in writing Russian, Bulgarian, and several other languages of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
[Invention incorrectly attributed to Saint Cyril.]
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) 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
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) this alphabet
1. of or designating an alphabet derived from Greek uncials, first used for the writing of Old Church Slavonic and adopted with minor modifications for the writing of Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Mongolian, and other languages of E Europe and Asia.
2. of or pertaining to St. Cyril.n.
3. the Cyrillic alphabet.
[1835–45; <New Latin Cyrillicus <Cyrill(us) St. Cyril, reputed inventor of this alphabet]
A form of alphabet used in Russian, Bulgarian, and other eastern European languages which is derived from the Greek alphabet.
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|Noun||1.||Cyrillic - an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and some other Slavic languages)|
alphabet - a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
bicameral script - a script having two distinct cases
|Adj.||1.||Cyrillic - relating to or written in the alphabet used for writing Slavic languages; "Cyrillic writing"|
adj → kyrillisch