Definition of Cyrillic alphabet

1. Noun. An alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and some other Slavic languages).

Exact synonyms: Cyrillic
Generic synonyms: Alphabet, Bicameral Script
Derivative terms: Cyrillic



Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyrillic Alphabet

Cyr.
Cyrenaic
Cyrenaica
Cyrenaicism
Cyrenaics
Cyrene
Cyrenian
Cyrenians
Cyril
Cyril Burt
Cyril Lodowic Burt
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
Cyrilla racemiflora
Cyrilliaceae
Cyrillic
Cyrillic alphabet (current term)
Cyrillisation
Cyrillisations
Cyrillization
Cyrillizations
Cyrtomium
Cyrtomium aculeatum
Cyrus
Cyrus Hall McCormick
Cyrus II
Cyrus McCormick
Cyrus the Elder
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Younger
Cys

Literary usage of Cyrillic alphabet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Lastly, the Cyrillic alphabet has been adopted by the Wallachian; through the influence ... from the exactness which the Cyrillic alphabet everywhere shows, ..."

2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1842)
"allowed to retain the Slavonian liturgy and the use of •.. Cyrillic letters. The most antient manuscript» written the Cyrillic alphabet are the gospel ol ..."

3. The Alphabet: An Account of the Origin and Development of Letters by ISAAC. TAYLOR (1883)
"... of the Cyrillic alphabet.1 It will be seen that these Greek cursives, ... many of which, as the analogy of the Cyrillic alphabet would suggest, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Lastly, the Cyrillic alphabet has been adopted by the Wallachians, ... we may conclude, from the exactness which the Cyrillic alphabet everywhere shows, ..."

5. A History of the Holy Eastern Church by John Mason Neale (1850)
"... and Latinization of the Cyrillic alphabet : and till lately, many Western scholars agreed with them. A few words may be allowed in demonstration of the ..."

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