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Old Church Slavonic

Semargl or Simargl is a deity or mythical creature in East Slavic mythology. An idol of Semargl was present in the pantheon of Great Prince Vladimir I of Kiev. It may be the equivalent of Simurgh in Persian mythology who is also represented like a griffin with a dog body.

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slavic alphabet | The oldest recorded form of a Slavic language is Old Church Slavonic ...

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REAL DRAGON SLAYER Miracle of St George and the Dragon / Black George Icon; painted; sometimes known as 'The Black George'; St George wearing a red mantle rides a black horse to the left. He holds a spear in his right hand with which he transfixes the dragon beneath him. The scene was depicted against a light yellow (orpiment) background imitating gold leaf. .

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"a precious stone" (especially when cut or polished), c. 1300, probably from Old French gemme (12c.), from Latin gemma "precious stone, jewel," originally "bud," from Proto-Italic *gebma- "bud, sprout," from PIE *geb-m- "sprout, bud" (source also of Lithuanian žembeti "to germinate, sprout," Old Church Slavonic prozebnoti "to germinate"). The two competing traditional etymologies trace it either to the root *gembh- "tooth, nail; to bite" [Watkins] or *gem- "'to press." De Vaan finds the…

Octoechos and Psalter, - in Church Slavonic, decorated manuscript on paper [Russia, end of the eighteenth century]

This copy of the Four Gospels in Serbian Church Slavonic is one of the finest books produced within the empire of Stefan Uroš IV Dušan (1331...http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts

DETAIL : Vector type composition with ancient russian letters in alphabetical order and slavonic native symbols. Sun and moon, magic bird and gold fi...

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The Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander, written in Church Slavonic, and made for the eponymous Tsar of Bulgaria in the mid-fourteenth century. Additional 39627, f.10 (detail)