from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or being any of the alphabets based on Glagolitic and used for certain Slavic languages, such as Russian.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. 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.
- proper n. The Cyrillic alphabet or writing system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to St. Cyril; specifically, noting an alphabet adopted by the Slavie peoples belonging to the Eastern Church, invented by Cyril and Methodius, the apostles of the Slavs, in the ninth century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and some other Slavic languages)
- adj. relating to or written in the alphabet used for writing Slavic languages
Invention incorrectly attributed to Saint Cyril.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the name Cyril < Greek Κύριλλος (Kýrillos) + -ic ("adjectival suffix"). Named after Saint Cyril, who devised a predecessor to Cyrillic script, the Glagolitic alphabet. (Wiktionary)