August Fick

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August Fick.

Friedrich Conrad August Fick (May 5, 1833, in Petershagen, Germany – March 24, 1916, in Hildesheim or Breslau) was a German philologist.

He spent his life chiefly at Göttingen, where he first studied philology under Theodor Benfey; became a teacher in the Gymnasium, and eventually in 1876 professor of comparative philology at the university; in 1887 accepted a professorship in Breslau, but retired four years later; author of a variety of learned works on philology.[1]

Works[edit]

  • "Wörterbuch der indogermanischen Grundsprache, 1868 – His "dictionary of Indo-European parent language" is considered to be the first work of its kind.[1]
  • "Die ehemalige Spracheinheit der Indogermanen Europas : Eine sprachgeschichtliche Untersuchung", 1873 – The former speech unit of the Indo-European: A linguistic historical investigation.
  • "Die griechischen Personennamen : nach ihrer Bildung erklärt und systematisch geordnet", 1874 – Greek personal names; according to formation and systematic order.
  • "Vergleichendes Wörterbuch der indogermanischen Sprachen" Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1890-1909 (4th edition). OCLC: 63812989.[2] – Comparative dictionary of the Indo-European languages.
  • "Vorgriechische Ortsnamen als Quelle für die Vorgeschichte Griechenlands verwertet", 1905 – Former Greek place names as a source for the history of Greece.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fick, Friedrich Conrad August In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Band 5, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1961, ISBN 3-428-00186-9, S. 130 f.
  2. ^ Vergleichendes Wörterbuch der indogermanischen Sprachen (WorldCat.org) at www.worldcatlibraries.org
  3. ^ Fick, August 1833-1916 OCLC WorldCat