Donnegan, James (DNB00)

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DONNEGAN, JAMES (fl. 1841), lexicographer, was a doctor of medicine of a foreign university, who practised in London from about 1820 to 1835. In 1841, being then in bad health, he was staying at Hindley Hall, near Wigan, Lancashire, as the guest of Sir Robert Holt Leigh, a classical scholar, to whom he expresses his obligations. His ‘New Greek and English Lexicon, principally on the plan of the Greek and German Lexicon of Schneider,’ 8vo, London, 1826, was commended by Bishop Maltby as ‘an important acquisition’ (Preface to Greek Gradus). On each subsequent edition (1831, 1837, 1842) the author bestowed much time and labour. An American edition, ‘revised and enlarged by R. B. Patton,’ was published at Boston in 1836; another appeared at Philadelphia in 1843.

[Prefaces to Lexicon.]

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