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Glag·o·lit·ic

 (glăg′ə-lĭt′ĭk) also Glag·o·lith·ic (-lĭth′ĭk)
adj.
Belonging to or written in an uncial alphabet attributed to Saint Cyril, formerly used in the writing of various Slavic languages but now limited to the Catholic liturgical books used by some communities along the Dalmatian coast.

[From Serbo-Croatian glagoljica, from glagol, word, from Old Church Slavonic glagolŭ; see gal- in Indo-European roots.]

Glagolitic

(ˌɡlæɡəˈlɪtɪk)
adj
1. (Languages) 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
2. (Historical Terms) 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]
Translations
глаголица
hlaholice
bukvicaglagoljica
głagolica
hlaholika
глаголицяглаголи́чний
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There they translated the Bible in the Old Church Slavonic language and created the Glagolitic alphabet, which later served as the basis of the Cyrillic alphabet developed by their disciples.
It was written with the Glagolitic alphabet called round Glagolitic script, but later it was replaced by the Cyrillic script in the east region of Balkan, i.
The Glagolitic alphabet matched most of the sounds of the Old Slavonic language, thus preserving the original rich character of the Slavic language.