EBEL, Hermann Wilhelm. Berlin 10.5.1820 — Misdroy in Pomerania (now Międzyzdroje in Poland) 19.8.1875. German Linguist (IE and Celtic). Professor in Berlin. Son of a teacher. Studies of classical philology (Böckh) and history at Berlin and Halle, soon also comparative linguistics under Pott and Bopp. Ph.D. 1842 Berlin. Until 1852 schoolteacher in Berlin, in 1852-58 at Schwarzbach’sches Pädagogium zu Ostrowe bei Filehne. Then in 1858-72 at Gymnasium of Schneidemühl. From 1872 until his early death Bopp’s successor as the Professor of comparative philology at Berlin (succeeded by J. Schmidt).
Publications: Diss. De Zanclensium Messaniorumque rebus gestis et conditione. 60 p. B. 1842.
– A number of articles on Greek and Latin etymology, Italic languages, Gothic and Old High German, in KZ, etc.
– “Altpersisches”, Kuhns Beitr. 2, 1861, 129f. & 495f.; “Altbactrisches”, Kuhns Beitr. 3, 1863, 38-46.
– Articles on Celtology in KZ, Kuhns Beitr., etc.; Celtic Studies. 28+221 p. L. 1863 (collection of articles translated into English by W. K. Sullivan); edited the 2nd editiom of Zeuss’ Grammatica Celtica. B. 1868-71.
Sources: J. Jolly, A.D.B. 5, 1877, 516-518; Stache-Weiske 2017, 517; Wikipedia.
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