from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cyril, Saint 827-869. Christian missionary and theologian who with his brother Saint Methodius (826-885) worked in Moravia, translating the Scriptures into Old Church Slavonic.
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- proper n. A male given name; best known for a ninth century missionary to the Slavs.
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- n. Greek missionary; the invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed to him (826-869)
From Ancient Greek Κύριλλος (Kýrillos), from κύριος (lord, master). (Wiktionary)