DAVIES, John. 18?? — London 18.9.1890. Rev. British Indologist and Welsh Scholar (?). From Salford. From 1838 studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College, B.A. 1842, M.A. 1845). Ordained priest 1842. Curate of Smallwood in 1853-57, Rector of Walsoken, Norfolk 1857-71, then retired and moved to London. Married 1846 Mary Swindells. he was member of R.A.S and corresponded with German Indologists (Benfey).
Publications: The temporal augment in Sanskrit and Greek. 36 p. Hertford 1865.
– Hindu Philosophy. The Sankhya Karika of Iśwara Krishna. An Exposition of the System of Kapila, with an Appendix on the Nyaya and Vaiśeshika Systems. 10+130 p. Trübner’s Or. Ser. L. 1881.
– translated: The Bhagavad Gita, Or, The Sacred Lay: A Sanskrit Philosophical Poem. 6+208 p. L. 1882, 3rd ed. 231 p. L. 1893.
– “A Comparison of some Sanskrit and Celtic Words”, Y Cymrmrodor 6:1, 1884, 14-30.
– Also wrote on Welsh literature and on English onomastics (with Celtic substratum).
Sources: Stray notes and title pages of his publications in Internet; Alumni Cantabrigienses; www.joh.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Eagle/Eagle%20Chapters/Obituaries/Obituary_1890s.pdf.
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