AskDefine | Define Cyril

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English

Etymology

From Greek Κύριλλος "sIr@l/

Proper noun

  1. A given name; best known for a ninth century missionary to the Slavs.

Derived terms

Translations

male given name
  • French: Cyrille, Cyril
  • Greek: Κύριλλος
  • Maltese: Ċirillu
  • Polish: Cyryl
  • Russian: Кирилл (Kiríll)

Czech

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Cyril.

French

Proper noun

  1. A given name, variant of Cyrille.

Extensive Definition

The name Cyrillus or Cyril or Cyryl is derived from Greek Κύριλλος (Kyrillos - lordly, masterful), related to kyrios - lord, master. It is the name of several historic figures:

See also

Cyril in German: Kyrill
Cyril in Modern Greek (1453-): Κύριλλος
Cyril in French: Cyrille
Cyril in Dutch: Cyrillus
Cyril in Slovak: Cyril
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