A Huguenot historian and . He wrote no less than four dictionaries (, Coptic, Slav, and ). His correspondence with P. E. Jablonski and David Wilke, Lacroze, Mathurin Veyssière de, Thesauri Epistolici Lacroziana (ed. J. L. Uhlius, 3 vols. Leipzig, 1742-1746), has many references to Coptic. After his death, his manuscripts passed into the hands of Th. Hirsch and C. E. Jordan (1881, pp. 504-506), whose brothers sold the Armenian and Coptic dictionaries to the University of Leiden, where the manuscript of the Coptic dictionary is still kept ( 431 B). C. Scholtz, the brother-in-law of Jablonski, asked his pupil C. G. Woide to copy this manuscript. Woide also made a copy for himself. This dictionary was published in 1775 in by Scholtz and Woide (, 1950, no. 289). La Croze’s dictionary was based on copies of that Jablonski had given to him of the , the of and , and the of the published in 1663 by Petraeus (ibid., no. 852). , who composed a Coptic lexicon, made use of La Croze’s dictionary.


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  • Kammerer, W., comp. A Coptic Bibliography. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950; repr. New York, 1969.
  • “La Croze.” In Orientalia Neerlandica, pp. 71-74. Leiden, 1948. Quatremère, E. Recherches critiques et historiques sur la langue et la litterature de l’Egypte. Paris, 1808.

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