MIRONAS, Ričardas. Zaysan, Kazakhstan 5.4.1908 — Vilnius 26.4.1979. Lithuanian Linguist and Classical Philologist interested in Sanskrit. Professor in Vilnius. Graduated 1933 from Kaunas University, then studied Indology at Sorbonne. From 1935 schoolteacher in Kaunas and Vilkaviškis. From 1944 Assistant Instructor, from 1946 Associate Professor at Kaunas University, from 1950 Professor at Vilnius University, taught linguistics and classical and French philology.
Publications: translated: Dvylika Rig-vėdo himnų. 1939; Pančatantra. 1990.
– translated: Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound. 1947 (= kand.diss.).
– Kalbotyros ivadas. 1969 (Introduction to Linguistics); Kalbos mokslo pagrindai. 1971 (Principles of Linguistics).
Sources: Encyclopedia Lituanica 3, Boston, Mass. 1973; *Lithuanian Vikipedija with photo.
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