The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bohtlingk, Otto von
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Bohtlingk, Otto von
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BOHTLINGK, bėt'lĭnk, Otto von, Russian Sanskrit scholar: b. Saint Petersburg, 30 May 1815; d. 1 April 1904. He received his education in his native city, and in 1853 removed to Germany. In 1842 he returned to Saint Petersburg, but subsequently lived much in Jena and Leipzig. His chief work is a Sanskrit-German dictionary in seven volumes, prepared in conjunction with Professor Roth of Tübingen (1853-75). In 1879-89 he issued a smaller edition giving the meanings (with considerable additions), but omitting the quotations.