The New International Encyclopædia/Wahrmund, Adolf
WAHRMUND, vär'mụnt, Adolf (1827—). An Austrian Oriental scholar. He was born at Wiesbaden, studied at Göttingen and Vienna, and was connected with the Imperial library in the latter city from 1853 to 1861. In 1871 he became teacher of Arabic in the Oriental Academy, and was at the head of this institution from 1885 till 1897. He published grammars of modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, and a modern Arabic-German dictionary; Die christliche Schule und das Judenthum (1885); Das Gesetz des Nomadenthums (1887); Der Kulturkampf zwischen Asien und Europa (1887); Das Reich der Zwecke (1895).