Lomykovsky, Vasyl

Lomykovsky, Vasyl [Ломиковський, Василь; Lomykovs'kyj, Vasyl'], b 26 January 1777 in Meliushky, near Khorol, New Serbia gubernia, d 1845. Historian and ethnographer, and agronomist by profession. After retiring from military service he experimented with new agricultural methods and collected historical materials. He compiled the first collection of Ukrainian dumas (16 in all), which was published by Pavlo Zhytetsky in 1893, and a valuable dictionary of contemporary Ukrainian language, which was published in Kievskaia starina and by Oleksander Lazarevsky as a separate book in 1894. In 1809 he also translated Jean-Benoît Scherer’s Annales de la Petite-Russie ou Histoire des Cosaques ... (1788) into Russian. He was an active member of Freemasonry in Ukraine.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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