Glagolitic

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The Glagolitic alphabet in round style.

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From New Latin glagoliticus, from Serbo-Croatian glagoljica/глагољица, from Old Church Slavonic глаголъ (glagolŭ, word, speech), Glagolitic spelling ⰳⰾⰰⰳⱁⰾⱏ (glagolŭ).

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Glagolitic (not comparable)

  1. Of or written with the Glagolitic alphabet.
  2. Denoting Slavic Roman Catholic rites in Dalmatia.
    • 1861, John Mason Neale, Notes Ecclesiological & Picturesque, on Dalmatia, Croatia, Istria, Styria: With a Visit to Montenegro, p 98:
      In the case of mixed marriages between a Glagolitic and Latin Catholic, the children follow the rite of the father; but there is an exception in favour of the eldest daughter of a Glagolitic family.

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Glagolitic (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) The oldest known Slavonic alphabet, designed around 862–863 by Saint Cyril in order to translate the Bible and other texts into Old Church Slavonic. Mostly replaced by Cyrillic alphabet in Orthodox Christian Slavic countries, but still in use in the Croatian Church along the Dalmatian coast, in Czech and Croatian recensions of Church Slavic.

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