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From the name Cyril +‎ -ic, from Medieval Latin Cȳrillus, from Ancient Greek Κῡ́ρῐλλος (Kū́rillos), denoting Saint Cyril, who devised a predecessor to the Cyrillic script, the Glagolitic alphabet, and whose students later devised the Cyrillic script itself.

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  • IPA(key): /sɪˈɹɪl.ɪk/
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  • Hyphenation: Cy‧ril‧lic

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Cyrillic (not comparable)

  1. 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.

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  1. The Cyrillic alphabet or writing system.

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