Hrunsky, Mykola [Грунський, Микола; Hruns'skyj], b 10 October 1872 in Sumy, Kharkiv gubernia, d 13 August 1951 in Kyiv. Linguist, Slavist. A graduate of Kharkiv University (1896), he was appointed professor at Kyiv University (1915). He published Ocherki po istorii razrabotki sintaksisa slavianskikh iazykov (Outlines of the History of Development of the Syntax of Slavic Languages, 2 vols, 1910–11); a number of studies of the Freising Fragments, the Kyiv Glagolitic Folios (Kyiv Missal), and the Glagolitic alphabet; a prose translation with commentary on Slovo o polku Ihorevi (1952); and a number of textbooks in Church Slavonic, the history of the Ukrainian language, and contemporary Ukrainian orthography.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]