On one archaism in Hilarion’s Confession of faith

2018. № 2 (36), 105-110

A. M. Moldovan, Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


The article discusses the suffixless adjective beznačalъ found in the first sentence of the Confession of Faith. The presence of this archaic form in the only extant manuscript of the Confession (SHM, Syn. 591) attests that the text did not undergo revision and may be considered as essentially reflecting Hilarion’s original.