/si ril"ik/, adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a script derived from Greek uncials and traditionally supposed to have been invented by St. Cyril, first used for the writing of Old Church Slavonic and adopted with minor modifications for the writing of Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, and some non-Slavic languages of Central Asia.
2. of or pertaining to St. Cyril.
3. Cyrillic script.
[1835-45; < NL Cyrillicus, equiv. to Cyrill(us) Saint CYRIL + -icus -IC]

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