Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke

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Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm


Born Jan. 30, 1861, in Diibendorf, Switzerland; died Oct. 4, 1936, in Bonn. Austrian linguist; professor at the universities of Jena (from 1887), Vienna (from 1890), and Bonn (from 1915).

Meyer-Lubke belonged to the school of neogrammarians and studied the Romance languages. He wrote a comparative grammar and etymological dictionary of the Romance languages. In the last years of his life he did research on Albanian and Rumanian. A special institute, headed by Meyer-Liibke, was established at the University of Vienna for the study of Rumanian.


Grammatik der romanischen Sprachen, vols. 1–4. Leipzig, 1890–1902.
Einführung in das Studium der romanischen Sprachwissenschaft, 3rd ed. Heidelberg, 1920.
Romanisches etymologisches Wbrterbuch, 3rd ed. Heidelberg, 1935.
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