The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Roth, Rudolf
ROTH, Rudolf, a German orientalist, born in Stuttgart, April 3, 1821. He studied in Tübingen, Berlin, Paris, and London, and became in 1856 professor of oriental languages at Tübingen. He has published Zur Literatur und Geschichte des Veda (1846); an edition of Yaska's Nirukta (1852); the Atharva Veda, in conjunction with Prof. W. D. Whitney (1856-'7); Ueber den Mythus von den fünf Menschengeschlechtern (1860); and Ueber die Vorstellung vom Schicksal in der indischen Sprachweisheit (1866). His principal work is a large Sanskrit dictionary, prepared in conjunction with Böhtlingk, and published by the St. Petersburg academy of sciences (1853-'75).