Cyrillic (adjective)

  1. Of or relating to the alphabet used to write Slavic languages, which was derived from the Greek alphabet and named after Saint Cyril.
  2. Referring to the script which is used in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Bulgaria, and some other countries.


From the latinized name of the byzantine missionary saint cyril (827–869 ad) and his brother saint methodius (826–885 ad) who created the glagolitic alphabet and translated the bible into old church slavonic, which was written in this script.


  1. The Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet.
  2. Cyrillic script has been used in Russia for over a thousand years.
  3. Many people find the Cyrillic alphabet difficult to read and write.
  4. The cyrillic script has a unique and distinct look.
  5. Cyrillic is one of the most widely used writing systems in the world, used by over 250 million people.
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