Walde, Alois

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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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