Alois Walde

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Walde, Alois


Born Nov. 30, 1869, in Innsbruck; died there on Oct. 3, 1924. German linguist and etymologist.

Walde was a professor at the universities of Innsbruck (1897-1909 and 1912-22), Glessen (1909M2), Königsberg (1922), and Breslau (1922-24). His chief works are A Latin Etymological Dictionary (1906), The Italic Languages (1916) and An Indo-Germanic Etymological Dictionary. (Work on the dictionary was completed by J. Pokorny.)


Vergleichendes Wörterbuch der indogermanischen Sprachen, vols. 1-3. Published by J. Pokorny. Berlin-Leipzig, 1928-32.
Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, 3rd ed., vols. 1-3. Heidelberg, 1938-56.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(70) Finally, Alois Walde also suggested the possibility of borrowing Slavic vald- from Germanic but was hardly emphatic or specific regarding the matter.
(40) Preobrazhensky, 87; Alois Walde, Lateinisches etymologisches Worterbuch, 2nd.
(49) In addition to the scholars mentioned above, Schmidt notes that the dictionaries by Max Vasmer and Alois Walde do not support the argument for Slavic -mir being a borrowing from Germanic.
Hans Basboll (1993) (3) offered an explanation strikingly similar to that proposed by Alois Walde (1900) (4) over a hundred years earlier.