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Definitions for Cyrillic
sɪˈrɪl ɪkcyril·lic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cyrillic alphabet, Cyrillicadjective

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

  2. Cyrillicadjective

    relating to or written in the alphabet used for writing Slavic languages

    "Cyrillic writing"


  1. Cyrillicadjective

    Denoting an alphabet devised for writing the Old Church Slavonic liturgical language, and its adaptations used for several languages of Eastern Europe and Asia; of or relating to this writing system.

  2. Cyrillicnoun

    The Cyrillic alphabet or writing system.

  3. Etymology: From the name Cyril < Κύριλλος + -ic. Named after Saint Cyril, who devised a predecessor to Cyrillic script, the Glagolitic alphabet.


  1. Cyrillic

    The Cyrillic script ( sih-RIL-ik), Slavonic script or the Slavic script, is a writing system used for various languages across Eurasia. It is the designated national script in various Slavic, Turkic, Mongolic, Uralic, Caucasian and Iranic-speaking countries in Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, North Asia, and East Asia.As of 2019, around 250 million people in Eurasia use Cyrillic as the official script for their national languages, with Russia accounting for about half of them. With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, Cyrillic became the third official script of the European Union, following the Latin and Greek alphabets.The Early Cyrillic alphabet was developed during the 9th century AD at the Preslav Literary School in the First Bulgarian Empire during the reign of tsar Simeon I the Great, probably by disciples of the two Byzantine brothers Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, who had previously created the Glagolitic script. The script is named in honor of Saint Cyril.


  1. cyrillic

    Cyrillic is a writing system or alphabet used by many Eastern and Central European languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and more. It is named after the Byzantine scholar, Saint Cyril, who, along with his brother Methodius, is traditionally attributed with its creation in the 9th century in order to translate religious texts into the Slavic languages. The Cyrillic alphabet consists of several characters, some of which are similar to letters in the Latin alphabet, and others are unique.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cyrillic

    sir-il′ik, adj. pertaining to the alphabet attributed to St Cyril (9th cent.), distinguished from the other Slavonic alphabet, the Glagolitic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cyrillic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cyrillic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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