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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 Slavonic


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
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Old′ Church′ Slavon′ic

(or Slav′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
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Noun1.Old Church Slavonic - 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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