Matias Skard

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Matias Skard (28 May 1846, Øyer – 28 July 1927) was a Norwegian philologist, educator, psalmist, essayist and translator, a brother of folklorist Johannes Skar.

He chaired the Vonheim folk high school from 1884 to 1890, and was manager for the Agder school district from 1901 to 1921. His Nynorsk dictionary from 1912, Nynorsk ordbok for rettskriving og literaturlesnad, has been basis for several later editions.[1][2] From 1886 to 1890 he was a co-editor of the newspaper Framgang.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matias Skard". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Gulliksen, Øyvind T. "Matias Skard". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Hosar, Kristian (2010). "Gudbrandsdølen". In Flo, Idar. Norske aviser fra A til Å. Volume four of Norsk presses historie 1660–2010 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 149. ISBN 978-82-15-01604-7.