Old Slavonic – Greek / Latin Dictionary

a database by GVB based on LEXICON PALAEOSLOVENICO-GRAECO-LATINUM by Fr. Miklosich, 1865 edition

The Book

This dictionary was compiled by Fr. Miklosic, a professor at the Vienna University in mid 19th century. Its title is “Lexicon Palaeoslovenico–Graeco-Latinum”. It was published in 1865. Although written a century and a half ago, it is still the most relevant dictionary in slavistic studies. It consists of 1,172 pages with approximately 42,000 words. In this dictionary Old Slavonic word meanings are given in Greek and Latin, and are compared with words from all european languages, their etymology is provided, taking in account all Indo-European languages relevant in comparative grammar. It is devoid of national orientation, that slavistic resources usually have, as it takes into account sources from all slavic regions. It was reprinted in 1963 and again in 1977.

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The Author

Franc Miklošic( (de: Franz von Miklosich), (November 29, 1813 - March 7, 1891) was a Slovenian philologist, born at Ljutomer (German Luttenberg), Styria, Slovenia, then a part of Austria. He graduated at the University of Graz as a doctor of philosophy, and was for a time professor of philosophy there. In 1838 he went to Vienna, where he took the degree of doctor of law. He devoted himself, however, to the study of Slavonic languages, abandoned the law, and obtained a post in the imperial library, where he remained from 1844 to 1862. In the former year he published a noteworthy review of Bopp's Comparative Grammar, and this began a long series of works of immense erudition which completely revolutionized the study of Slavonic languages. In 1849 Miklošic was appointed to the newly created chair of Slavonic philology at the University of Vienna, and he occupied it until 1886. He became a member of the Academy of Vienna, which appointed him secretary of its historical and philosophical section, a member of the council of public instruction and of the upper house, and correspondent of the French Academy of Inscription. His numerous writings deal not only with the Slavic languages, but with Romanian, Albanian, Greek, and the language of the Roma and Sinti peoples. Selected Bibliography of his works: * Lexicon linguae slovenicae veteris dialecti, 1850 (1862-65 published as Lexicon Palaeuslovenico-graeco-latinum) * Vergleichende Grammatik der slaw. Sprachen, 4 volumes., 1852-75; * Vergleichende Formenlehre ders slavischen Sprachen, 582 pages, 1856, mainly consisting of the 3rd book of Vergleichende Grammatik, and for which he was awarded the Volney prize. * Monumenta Serbica Spectantia Historiam Serbiae, Bosniae, Ragusii, 1858 (Ed..) * Etymolog. Wörterbuch der slaw. Sprachen, 1886; * Über die Mundarten und Wanderungen der Zigeuner Europas, 12 parts, 1872-80.

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