Old Church Slavonic, Modern Slavic nomenclature

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Summary

Old Church Slavonic, also known as Old Church Slavic (often abbreviated to OCS; self-name , slověnĭskŭ językŭ) was the first Slavic literary language. The 9th century Byzantine Greek missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius are credited with standardizing the language and using it in translating the Bible and other Ancient Greek ecclesiastical texts as part of the Christianisation of the Slavic peoples. It is thought to have been based primarily on the dialect of the 9th century Byzantine Slavs living in the Province of Thessalonica (now in Greek Macedonia). It played an important role in the history of the Slavi

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Here are some of the names used by speakers of modern Slavic languages:

  • (staražytnasłavianskaja mova), ‘Old Slavic’
  • (starobălgarski), ‘Old Bulgarian’, старославянски (staroslavjanski), ‘Old Slavic’
  • , ‘Old (Church) Slavic’
  • , ‘Old Slavic’
  • (staro(crkovno)slovenski), ‘Old (Church) Slavic’
  • , ‘Old Church Slavic’
  • (staroslavjánskij jazýk), ‘Old Slavic language’
  • , ‘Old (Church) Slavic’
  • , ‘(Old) Slavic’
  • , ‘Old Church Slavic’
  • (staroslovjans'ka mova), ‘Old Slavic’

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External Links

  • WikipediaOld Church Slavonic OnlineMedieval Slavic FontsOld Slavic data entry applicationCorpus Cyrillo-Methodianum Helsingiense: An Electronic Corpus of Old Church Slavonic Texts

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