Dmitry Ushakov

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Dmitry Nikolayevich Ushakov (Russian: Дмитрий Николаевич Ушаков; January 24, 1873 – April 17, 1942) was a Russian philologist and lexicographer.[1]

He was the creator and chief editor (1935–1940) of the 4-volume Explanatory Dictionary of the Russian Language with over 90,000 entries. He was also the creator of an orthographic dictionary of the Russian language (1934).[1]

Ushakov died in Tashkent, where he was evacuated during World War II.[1] His work on a definitive explanatory dictionary of the Russian language was continued by Sergei Ozhegov.


  1. ^ a b c "Dmitry Ushakov" (in Russian)

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