BAUNACK, Johannes Fürchtegott

BAUNACK, Johannes Fürchtegott. Trebsen (east of Leipzig) 22.12.1854 — 1928. German Philologist. Son of school inspector Gottlob Franz B., brother of —> Th. B. Teacher in Leipzig. Gymnasium in Leipzig 1866-74, then studied classical philology, IE linguistics and Indo-Iranian languages at Leipzig University under i.a. Curtius, Zarncke, Brockhaus and Kuhn. Ph.D. 1877 Leipzig (Curtius). From 1878 teacher (Lehrer) at Nikolaischule (gymnasium in Leipzig, still 1890), then Oberlehrer (1900). As a scholar mainly con­centrated on Greek, starting the study of Greek language, dialects and epigraphy already in his dissertation. In his comparative works he derived much material from Sanskrit, too.

Publications: diss. Schedae grammaticae. 80 p. Lp. 1877; several publications on Greek language and epigraphy; with Th. B. Die Inscrift von Gortyn. 1885.

– “Formassociation bei den indogermanischen numeralien mit besonderen berücksichtigung der griechischen”, KZ 25, 1881, 225-260; “Hesychstudien”, Xenia Nicolaiana 1912, 59-108.

mit Th. B.: Studien auf dem Gebiet der griechischen und der arischen Sprachen. I:1-2. 1886-88.

Sources: Kürschner, D.L.K. 1890, 1900, 1904, then no more, but no obituary notice, either (and not in Deutsches biogr. Archiv 1st and 2nd series); early vita in his Dissertation, and works in the N.U.C. and GesVerz.

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