Old Church Slavic

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Noun1.Old 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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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.
Although unable to break off completely from the church-fostered style and language based on Old Church Slavic, he nevertheless wrote in a language closer to that of the people and introduced many innovations, which later facilitated the language reform.