Definition of Old Slavonic in English:

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Old Slavonic


Another name for Church Slavonic.
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  • In the ninth century saints Cyril and Methodius devised a written form of the Slav language and the new churches came to use translations of the Orthodox liturgy into the Old Slavonic language made by their disciples.
  • It retains over 2,000 words from the pre-Cyrillic Old Slavonic tongue.
  • In 1777 Maria Theresa secured the erection of a diocese for the Uniat Greeks, with the Eastern Rite and the Old Slavonic Liturgy.
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