HORRWITZ, Ernest Philip

HORRWITZ, Ernest Philip. 1866 (or 1886?) — 19??. U.S. (or British) Indologist. According to his own statement, e was Sanskrit Instructor at the City of New York College, sometime Sanskrit Professor at Dublin University, and Lecturer on Comparative Philology at the Universities of Bombay and Rangoon, then Government of Bombay Research Scholar for 1828 on Indo-Iranian philology. But his own account sounds rather suspicious.

Publications: A Short History of Indian Literature. 27+188 p. L. 1907; The Indian Theatre. L. 1912.

articles, e.g. the specimen of “Concise Semantic Dictionary of the Sanskrit Language”, ABORI 9, 1928, 296-303 (e.f. mātṛ < mā ‘to measure’ as “the mother gives weight anf measure, shape and form to the unborn babe”).

Sources: Short note in ABORI 9, 1927–28; not in Who Was Who in Am. until 1985.


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