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Church Slavonicism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Church Slavonic +‎ -ism

NounEdit

Church Slavonicism (plural Church Slavonicisms)

  1. a word recorded in the corpus of Old Church Slavonic or some of later the Church Slavonic recensions

Usage notesEdit

The term is also commonly used in the contexts of discussing an etymology of a Slavic language word that was not recorded in common speech, and was likely to be borrowed from literary (Old) Church Slavonic, where it was originally coined.