Manfred Mayrhofer

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Manfred Mayrhofer (26 September 1926 – 31 October 2011) was an Austrian Indo-Europeanist who specialized in Indo-Iranian languages. Mayrhofer served as professor emeritus at the University of Vienna. He is noted for his etymological dictionary of Sanskrit.

Mayrhofer was born in Linz and studied Indo-European and Semitic linguistics and philosophy at the University of Graz, where he received his Ph.D. in 1949. From 1953 to 1963 he taught at the University of Würzburg, and from 1963 to 1966 he was a professor at Saarland University. In 1966 he returned to Austria, serving as professor at the University of Vienna until his retirement in 1990. He died in Vienna at the age of 85.[1]

Works[edit]

  • 1953 – Sanskrit-Grammatik, English A Sanskrit Grammar (2003), ISBN 0-8173-1285-4.
  • 1966 – Die Indo-Arier im alten Vorderasien (Wiesbaden)
  • 1976 – Kurzgefasstes Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindischen, 4 vols., ISBN 0-8288-5722-9.
  • 1977 – Die avestischen Namen, IPNB I/1 (Vienna).
  • 1978 – Sanskrit-Grammatik mit sprachvergleichenden Erläuterungen (1978), ISBN 3-11-007177-0.
  • 1979 – Die altiranischen Namen (Vienna), ISBN 3-7001-0300-X.
  • 1979/1996 – Ausgewählte kleine Schriften, ISBN 3-88226-038-6.
  • 1982 – Sanskrit und die Sprachen Alteuropas (Göttingen)
  • 1986 – Indogermanische Grammatik, vol. 1: Lautlehre (Heidelberg) (with Jerzy Kuryłowicz and Calvert Watkins), ISBN 3-533-03487-9
  • 1986–2001 – Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen, 3 vols. (Heidelberg), ISBN 3-533-03826-2.
  • 2004 – Die Hauptprobleme der indogermanischen Lautlehre seit Bechtel (Vienna), ISBN 3-7001-3250-6
  • 2005 – Die Fortsetzung der indogermanischen Laryngale im Indo-Iranischen (Vienna), ISBN 3-7001-3476-2
  • 2006 – Einiges zu den Skythen, ihrer Sprache, ihrem Nachleben (Vienna), ISBN 3-7001-3731-1
  • 2009 – Indogermanistik: Über Darstellungen und Einführungen von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (Vienna), ISBN 3-7001-6603-6

Decorations and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mein Leben (German). Retrieved 2012-02-11.
  2. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 780. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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