Dobrylo Gospel. A manuscript of 270 folios copied in 1164 from the Church Slavonic original by the deacon Dobrylo, probably in Kyiv. This is the earliest text in which the so-called new ě appears in place of e before the weak ь. The manuscript is unpublished; however, excerpts of it have appeared in Kievskie universitetskie izvestiia (1885). It is preserved in the Russian State Library in Moscow.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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