OTRĘBSKI, Jan.

OTRĘBSKI, Jan Szczepan. Silica, Silesia 8.12.1889 — Poznań 25.4.1971. Polish IE Scholar. Professor in Wilno (Vilnius) and Poznań. Educated in Kielce, studies at Warsaw and Leipzig (Windisch) and after war at Cracow. Ph.D. there 1920 (under Rozwadowski). From 1921 Professor of IE Linguistics at Stefan Batory University in Wilno (then Poland), ord. 1930. In 1945 moved to Poznań and taught Slavic and Baltic Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University there (in 1945-49 also taught Sanskrit). Emeritus 1960. He was best known as a specialist of Lithuanian, but also a Sanskrit scholar.

Publications: Diss. Przyczynki do gramatyki porównawczej języków indo­europejskich. Cracow 1919.

Le traitement des groupes du type ss en sanscrit. 67 p. Rozprawy … towarzystwa przyjaciót nauk w Wilnie 4:2. 1932.

– “Aind. púruṣaḥ, púmān und Verwandtes”, KZ 82, 1968, 251-258; “Zwei Beiträge zum indoeuropäischen etymologischen Wörterbuch”, Anantap… Słuszkiewicz 1974, 177f.

Further works and articles on IE and Balto-Slavonic languages, often in Polish.

Sources: Jankowski 2003, 92; *Ling. Posn. 16, 1972; Wikipedia.

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