The present Doodle observes Russian linguist, lexicographer, professor, and author Sergey Ozhegov on his 120th birthday. Ozhegov distributed one of the primary ever Russian word references, the “Word reference of the Russian Language,” which is as yet held up as a norm of Russian semantics today.
Sergey Ivanovich Ozhegov was conceived on this day in 1900 in the western Russian town of Kamennoe. As a youthful youngster, he migrated with his family to St. Petersburg, where he proceeded to seek after his undergrad instruction. Following his enthusiasm for semantics, Ozhegov started to arrange a “Russian Language Explanatory Dictionary” just as a word reference committed to the language dramatist Aleksander Ostrovsky utilized in his work. After graduation, Ozhegov went down his skill as a lettered college teacher and went through years sharpening his initial thoughts into his showstopper: the “Word reference of the Russian Language.”
Delivered in 1949, the principal version of the word reference contained 50,000 words and immediately had an effect on Russia’s logophiles. Before long, perusers started to request much more Russian words and expressions to be included, and the obliging Ozhegov endeavored to address each ask for. He supervised eight refreshed releases all through his profession, and current renditions of the persuasive reference have developed to incorporate somewhere in the range of 80,000 words!