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 (sîr′əl), Saint 827-869.
Christian missionary and theologian who with his brother Saint Methodius (826-885) worked in Moravia, translating the Scriptures into Old Church Slavonic.
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(Biography) Saint. ?827–869 ad, Greek Christian theologian, missionary to the Moravians and inventor of the Cyrillic alphabet; he and his brother Saint Methodius were called the Apostles of the Slavs. Feast day: Feb 14 or May 11
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(ˈsɪr əl)

Saint ( “Apostle of the Slavs” ), A.D. 827–869, Greek missionary to the Moravians.
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Noun1.Cyril - Greek missionary; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to him (826-869)
missionary - someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
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She was really rather shocked to find it definitely established that her own second cousin, Cyril Alardyce, had lived for the last four years with a woman who was not his wife, who had borne him two children, and was now about to bear him another.
The case of Cyril Alardyce must be discussed, her mother's illusions and the rights of the family attended to.
"I've had a letter from Aunt Celia about Cyril, father.
"And to think it is Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov's son who amuses himself in this sensible manner!
"The fact of the matter is," said she significantly, and also in a half whisper, "everyone knows Count Cyril's reputation....
Besides, Cyril Vladimirovich is my mother's second cousin.
I thought that he was perfectly hateful--and I was sure that Cyril would not wish me to know such a person."
Holmes, Cyril Morton, an electrical engineer, and we hope to be married at the end of the summer.
"Reginald Cyril Brott, born 18 - , son of John Reginald Brott, Esq., of Manchester.
But you must think of that lonely death in the tawdry dressing-room simply as a strange lurid fragment from some Jacobean tragedy, as a wonderful scene from Webster, or Ford, or Cyril Tourneur.
I had often wondered what it would feel like to be called by some name like Alan Beverley or Cyril Trevelyan.
To begin with I wish to disclaim the possession of those high gifts of imagination and expression which would have enabled my pen to create for the reader the personality of the man who called himself, after the Russian custom, Cyril son of Isidor--Kirylo Sidorovitch-- Razumov.