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Meaning of Old Church Slavonic

Old' Church' Slavon'ic

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  1. 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.
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