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Pamva Berynda

Nicholas Zharkikh

Paul (a monk – Pamva) Berynda (ca. 1570 – 1632) – figure of the Ukrainian culture, marked by its multi-faceted involvement in typography and universalism. Printer, printing organizer, woodcut artist, poet, scholar, lexicographer, teacher – in each of these roles Berynda achieved outstanding success.

Sometime in 1618 Berynda moved to Kyiv. Should have happened – temporarily, but it turned out – until his death in 1632 he worked in the printing of Kiev-Pechersk Monastery. One after another appeared books, in the issue of which Berynda was closely involved: "Anfologion" (1619, 1048 p.); "Discussions on apostolic epistles" (1621, 1642 p.); "Discussions on the Acts of the Apostles" (1624, 534 h.) – the same amount of these publications indicate which tension and inspired the few team worked a printing, creating momentum for future generations of Ukrainian culture figures.

And in 1627 appeared in print main original work by Berynda – "Lexicon slavenorossky". In fact it was a Slavonic-Ukrainian dictionary. This was the result of a lifetime Pamva Berynda. To compile it Pamva processed more than 20 different sources, including the publication of Kiev-Pechersk printing. "Lexicon" – a monument of live spoken Ukrainian language from the early 17th. It prepared so thoroughly that served as an authoritative source of subsequent lexicographers for 250 years.

February 27, 1989.

Full text in ukrainian language.