DEVAUD, EUGENE VICTOR (1878-1929)
Swiss Egyptologist. He was born in Fribourg, studied in Lyons and Berlin, and then was appointed lecturer at Fribourg University. He made important contributions to Coptic etymology in various journals. His manuscripts are now in the Griffith Institute, Oxford. His Coptic contributions include Etudes d’étymologie copte (Fribourg, 1922) and Psalterii Versio Memphitica e Recognitione Pauli de Lagarde, re-edited with Coptic text and Coptic characters in collaboration with O. Burmester (Louvain, 1925). He published several short papers on Coptic lexicography and etymology in Kêmi, Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache, Recueil de travaux relatifs à la philologie et a l’archéologie égyptiennes, Le Muséon, and Sphinx.
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