Abel, Dr. Karl

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Abel, Dr. Karl

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  • Abel, Carl

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Dates of existence

1837-11-25

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Carl Abel (25 November 1837 – 26 November 1906) was a German comparative philologist from Berlin who wrote Linguistic Essays in 1880. Abel also acted as Ilchester lecturer on comparative lexicography at the University of Oxford and as the Berlin correspondent of the Times and the Standard. His 400-page dictionary of Egyptian-Semitic-Indo-European roots appeared in 1884. His essay "On the antithetical meanings of primal words" (Ueber die Gegensinn der Urwoerte) was discussed by Sigmund Freud in an identically titled piece, which, in turn, was discussed by Jacques Derrida as a precursor to deconstruction's semantic insights.

He was a son of a successful banker Gerson Abel. Of Jewish descent, he converted to Christianity.

Abel died in Wiesbaden. His son Curt Abel-Musgrave (1860-?) was a writer and translator. His grandson was noted economist Richard Musgrave.

For more information, see Wikipedia entry at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Abel .

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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29543057

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Dates of the relationship

1890,1891,1895,1896

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correspondence

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  • English

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  • Latin

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http://viaf.org/viaf/20420732
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Abel

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