MAYR, Aurel

MAYR, Aurel. Budapest 10.3.1845 — 9.4.1914. Hungarian Indologist. Professor in Budapest. Son of Thomas Aloysius Mayr (d. 1847), a pharmacist moved to Hungary from Kärnten, educated at Piarist gymnasium in Budapest. After law studies at Budapest turned to philology (Sanskrit) and continued his studies at Berlin (Weber) 1868-70, Tübingen (Roth) 1870-71 and Vienna. Ph.D. 1871 Tübingen. After some difficulties, from 1873 ao. and from 1895 ord. Professor of Sanskrit and IE linguistics at Budapest University, retired in 1905. Among his students was J. Schmidt.

Publications: Diss. in 2 parts: “Beiträge aus dem Rig-Veda zur Accentuirung des Verbum finitum”, SWA 68, 1871, 219-266, and “Resultate der Silbenzählung aus den vier ersten Gâthâs”, SWA 68, 1871, 751-780.

Das indische Erbrecht. 196 p. Vienna 1872.

– “Az ugynevezett lágy aspiráták phoneticus értékéröl az ó-indben”, Értekezék a nyelv és széptudományok 8:7. 98 p. Budapest 1879 (On the phonetic value of the so-called soft aspirates in Sanskrit).

Sources: Das geistige Ungarn 2; Bethlenfalvy 1980, 19f.; M. Fata, Ungarn-Jahrbuch 27, 2004, 231–239.

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