Church Slavonicism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Church Slavonic +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

Church Slavonicism (plural Church Slavonicisms)

  1. a word recorded in the corpus of Old Church Slavonic or some of later the Church Slavonic recensions

Usage notes[edit]

The term is also commonly used in the contexts of discussing an etymology of a Slavic language word that was not recorded in common speech, and was likely to be borrowed from literary (Old) Church Slavonic, where it was originally coined.