Definition of Slavonic in English:

Slavonic

adjective & noun

  • See also Church Slavic
    another term for Slavic
    • ‘After the mission the two brothers returned to Constantinople and devoted their time and energy to translating liturgical texts into the Slavonic language.’
    • ‘As for my daughter, the name Yana is common in Slavonic languages.’
    • ‘It was eventually adopted in Slavonic translation as a festal hymn by the Russian Orthodox Church.’
    • ‘Like most Slavonic languages, Macedonian is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.’
    • ‘Since the 1980s a number of interesting articles and conference papers have been published on Baltic and Slavonic funeral ritual.’

Origin

From medieval Latin S(c)lavonicus, from S(c)lavonia ‘country of the Slavs’, from Sclavus (see Slav).

Pronunciation

Slavonic

/sləˈvänik//sləˈvɑnɪk/