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Diez, Friedrich Christian

Diez, Friedrich Christian frē´drĭkh krĭs´tyän dēts [key], 1794–1876, German philologist. A professor at Bonn, Diez is noted as one of the founders of the science of Romanic philology. His great works were a grammar of the Romanic languages (1836 later much enlarged) and a dictionary of the Romanic languages (1853 also much enlarged in later editions).

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