from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient Slavic alphabet, principally used in several Roman Catholic dioceses of Istria and Dalmatia in the psalms, liturgies, and offices of the church.
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(Or Glagolitsa; Slavonic glagol, a word; glagolati, to speak).
The Glagolitic alphabet (glagol, "word"), which Slavic legend attributes to the invention of St. Jerome, is probably due to some disciple of St. Cyril, who composed it with the aid of Slavic runes and the Cyrillic alphabet (Leger's hypothesis -- "Cyrille et