Gensorsky, Antin

Gensorsky, Antin [Ґенсьорський, Антін; Gens'ors'kyj], b 30 January 1890 in Bolestrashychi, Peremyshl county, Galicia, d 15 June 1970 in Lviv. Historian of the Ukrainian language. He graduated from Saint Petersburg University in 1913. After the First World War he worked as a teacher and in the library of the People's Home in Lviv. From 1939 he taught at Lviv University, and in 1949–63 he was a senior scholarly associate at the Institute of Social Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR in Lviv. He is the author of studies on Ukrainian-Polish linguistic relations in the 13th century and the linguistic influence of Ukrainian on Russian, and of a series of detailed studies on the makeup, paleography, language, and style of the Galician-Volhynian Chronicle. He was a cocompiler and coeditor of the Polish-Ukrainian dictionary (1958–60).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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