Hello everybody. I found this expression in a historical article about education in Bulgaria during Ottoman period (turkocracy). What language is it and what it means? Thanks.
Literary: "cellular schools" "σχολείο στο κελί"It's Bulgarian. Килийно училище (kiliyno uchilishte, singular) is, according to Wikipedia, a type of elementary school with church-religious nature that existed in the Bulgarian lands in the era of Ottoman rule.
Underground - in the sense of non-official. Not related in anyway to the imperial administration, not related even to the orthodox bishops. It does not mean illegal. No diplomas issued. Those who attended those schools might say: "I can already read the Gospel".You mean underground in the sense of illegal or clandestine? Is this connotation supported by dictionaries or other sources? Thanks again.