Two Pre-Modern Etymologists: The Connections between Johann Georg Wachter (1663–1757) and Johan Ihre (1707–1780)
Source InformationNovember 2010, Volume53(Issue2) Page127To137
In 1737 the German philologist Johann Georg Wachter (1663–1757) published an etymological dictionary of the German language, Glossarium Germanicum . This book had a great influence on the most prominent Swedish philologist of the eighteenth century, Johann Ihre (1707–1780), professor at Uppsala University. In 1769 Ihre published, along the same lines as Wachter's work, a Swedish etymological dictionary. The present article aims at tracing Wachter's influence on Ihre, and is partly based on manuscript evidence.