(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.
Origin of Glagolitic
From New Latin glagoliticus, from Serbo-Croatian glagoljica/глагољица, from Old Church Slavonic глаголъ (glagolŭ, “word, speech”), Glagolitic spelling ⰳⰾⰰⰳⱁⰾⱏ (glagolŭ).
From Serbo-Croatian glagoljica from glagol word from Old Church Slavonic glagolŭ gal- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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