Old Church Slavonic(redirected from Old Slavic)
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Old Church Slavonic
The medieval Slavic language used in the translation of the Bible by Cyril and Methodius and in early literary manuscripts and from which the various forms of Church Slavonic developed. Also called Old Bulgarian.
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Old Church Slavic
(Languages) the oldest recorded Slavonic language: the form of Old Slavonic into which the Bible was translated in the ninth century, preserved as a liturgical language of various Orthodox Churches: belonging to the South Slavonic subbranch of languages
Old′ Church′ Slavon′ic
the oldest attested Slavic language, extant in a group of manuscripts written before c1100, largely scripture and liturgical translations that were the outcome of Cyril and Methodius's mission to the Moravian Slavs in 863. Abbr.: OCS