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Project code: 6-03-141

Dictionary of the Croatian Redaction of Church Slavonic

Main researcher: NAZOR, ANICA (33234)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/93.

Papers on project (total): 134
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 12
Institution name: Hrvatski filološki institut, Zagreb (90)
Department/Institute: Old Church Slavonic Institute (Department)
Address: Demetrova 11
Phone: 385 (0)1 27.29.57 i 27.86.84
Fax: 385 (0)1 27.86.84
E-mail: ananazor&

Summary: From the 12th through the 16th century(and in some places longer) Church Slavonic functioned as the language of culture among the Slavs. A wealth of manuscripts, printed books, inscriptions and notations have been preserved to the present day. These include many literary works, both translated and original as well as scholary and technical texts. Yet despite the existence of several dictionaries or glossaries of Church Slavonic (Vostokov, Daničić, Sreznevskij), this language has yet to receive a complete lexicographic treatment. It was thus with good reason that an initiative was put forward at the Fourth International Congress of Slavists (Moscow, 1958) to begin preparation of a comprehensive Dictionary of Church Slavonic. The Old Church Slavonic Institute in Zagreb has acted on the Moscow iniciative and started the excerption of sources for The Dictionary of the Croatian Redaction of Church Slavonic. The corpus of sources was designed so that texts of all types would be represented. For this reason it contains all Croatian Glagolitic fragments from the 13th century and earlier (of the Apostolos, Missal, Breviary, homiliaries, apocryphal texts and legends), the most complete (and also the oldest) manuscripts of the Glagolitic Missal, Breviary, Ritual and Psalter, and also certain texts taken from Glagolitic miscellanies (texts in Church Slavonic).

Keywords: dictionary, Church Slavonic language, Croatian redaction, Glagolitic, sources, original, normalization, plurilingual, English, biblical, citation, Greek, Latin, parallel, synonym.

Research goals: Dictionaries of this kind are result of long-term research in the field of textology, paleography, history of literary texts, because excerpting can be performed only after numerous basic studies have been completed. Without such dictionaries solid research of Croatian Glagolitic liturgical, biblical, apocryphal and other Church Slavonic literary texts (which are very numerous in Croatia) would not be possible. The material excerpted for this Dictionary is the basis for studies of Croatian Church Slavonic language, on it the project "Research of Church Slavonic language of Croatian redaction" is founded. The "Dictionary of Church Slavonic Language of Croatian Redaction" has been viewed by experts in Croatia and abroad as "an unique lexicographical work" and "event significant not only for paleoslavistic studies, but for Slavic philology in general", because this is a Dictionary of one of the later redactions of S. Cyrill's literary language "which marked and connected spiritual spheres of the Slavic world".


  1. Name: Hrvatska književnost I. Čitanka srednjovjekovne i narodne hrvatske književnosti za VII. i VIII. razred hrvatskih škola u Kanadi.
    Type of achievement: Teaching aids and educatio
    Authors: Marica Čunčić

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