This historical dictionary contains an English translation of the Frahang-I Oim-evak, an antique Avestan and Middle Persian dictionary. A collaboration between Martin Haug and Destur Hoshengji Jamaspji, this rare glossary provides the Pahlavi translations for almost 900 Avestan words. Avestan is an Eastern Old Iranian language used by the Zoroastrian Avesta. It represents one of the earliest known Iranian languages. This dictionary was one of the earliest attempts to present the material to a western readership. Still considered a historic entry-point into the language, Haug’s glossary has become a rare find. Gorgias Press is pleased to bring it back into circulation as a part of our Historical Dictionary series.
Martin Haug (1827-1876) was a German orientalist with an academic record including the Universities of Stuttgart, Tübingen, Göttingen, Bonn, Heidelberg, and Munich. He spent some years in India as professor of Sanskrit at Poona. He wrote several important reference books regarding the languages of India and Persia.