Old Church Slavonic: Meaning and Definition of
Old' Church' Slavon'ic
- the oldest attested Slavic language, an ecclesiastical language written first by Cyril and Methodius in a Bible translation of the 9th century and continued in use for about two centuries. It represents the South Slavic, Bulgarian dialect of 9th-century Salonika with considerable addition of other South and West Slavic elements. Abbr.: OCS Also calledCf.