Glagolitic

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The Glagolitic alphabet in round style.

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin glagoliticus, from Old Church Slavonic глаголица (glagolica), from глаголъ (glagolŭ, word, speech), Glagolitic spelling ⰳⰾⰰⰳⱁⰾⰻⱌⰰ (glagolica).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɡlæɡəʊˈlɪtɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɡlæɡəˈlɪtɪk/

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Glagolitic (not comparable)

  1. Of or written with the Glagolitic alphabet.
    • 1778, Alberto Fortis, Travels Into Dalmatia: Containing General Observations on the Natural History of that Country and the Neighboring Islands; the Natural Productions, Arts, Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, p. 401:
      The Slavic, and Illyric language has two alphabets. The first is called Glagolitic…, and in our times, is only used in the sacred books.
  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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