POPOV, Aleksandr Vasil’evič. Druželjubovka village, Kupjansk dt., Harkiv govt. 16.11.1855 — 26.9.1880. Ukrainian Indologist. Son of a priest, educated at Kupjansk Spiritual Seminary in 1871-75. Studied Sanskrit and comparative linguistics under V. Scherzl at Harkiv, graduated in 1879. His both dissertations about Sanskrit and IE syntax were deemed remarkable and brought him a scholarship to pursue his studies for a doctorate, but early death stopped his career in its beginning.

Publications: kand.diss. Sintaksičeskie osobennosti vinitel’nogo v sanskrite. MS. 1879; brief articles on Russian in Filol zapiski (Voronež) 1878:6 & 1879:2.

mag.diss. “Sravnitel’nyj sintaksis imen., zvat. i vinit. v sanskr., zende, greč., lat., nemec., lit., latyš. i slav. narečijah”, Filol zapiski (Voronež) 1881:2, 267-308.

Sources: Bongard-Levin & Vigasin 100; Nadel’s, “Indologija v har’kivskom univ.”, NAA 1964:2, 170f.; A. Potebnja, Filol. zapiski (Voronež) 1881:2, 309f.