Church Slavic

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Synonyms for Church Slavic

the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century

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As a consequence, the Church was able not only to influence the thinking of the few Serbian intellectuals but even to impose upon them a written language, the so-called Slavic-Serbian--an odd mixture of Old Church Slavic, Serbian, and Russian.
He wrote Rossiyskaya grammatika (1755; "Russian Grammar") and systematized the Russian literary language, which until that time was an amalgam of church Slavic and Russian vernacular.
Although unable to break off completely from the church-fostered style and language based on Old Church Slavic, he nevertheless wrote in a language closer to that of the people and introduced many innovations, which later facilitated the language reform.