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Davies (John) (Sanskritist)

  • d. 1890?
  • clergy, scholars, linguists
  • Walsoken, Salford
English clergyman of Welsh parentage, one-time rector of Walsoken in Norfolk (1857-1871) and a linguist known for contributions to Sanskrit, English and Celtic languages. He was a graduate of St John's College and a member of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and Royal Asiatic Society.
Davies, John, “Professor Hoffmann and Sir W. Jones”, Y Cymmrodor 10 (1890): 67–71.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>
Davies, John, “Sir William Jones as author”, Y Cymmrodor 9 (1888): 304–324.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>
Davies, John, “Sir William Jones as linguist and author”, Y Cymmrodor 8:1 (1887): 62–82, 230 (erratum).
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>
Davies, John, “A comparison of some Sanskrit and Celtic words”, Y Cymmrodor 7 (1886): 14–30.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>
Davies, John, “The Celtic element in the dialectic words of the counties of Northampton and Leicester [part 3]”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (5th series) 2:7 (July, 1885): 161–182.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element in the dialectic words of the counties of Northampton and Leicester [part 1]”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (5th series) 2:5 (January, 1885): 1–32.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element in the dialectic words of the counties of Northampton and Leicester [part 2]”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (5th series) 2:6 (April, 1885): 81–96.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element in the dialects of the counties adjoining Lancashire [continued]”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (5th series) 1:1 (January, 1884): 1–31.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element in the dialects of the counties adjoining Lancashire [continued]”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (5th series) 1:2 (April, 1884): 105–128.
Davies, John, “A comparison of Celtic words found in Old English literature, and English dialects with modern forms, part III”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 13:49 (January, 1882): 1–18.
Davies, John, “A comparison of Celtic words found in Old English literature, and English dialects with modern forms, part IV”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 13:50 (April, 1882): 81–95.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element in the Lancashire dialect”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 13:52 (October, 1882): 243–264.
Davies, John, “Comparison of Celtic words found in Old English literature and Englsh dialects with modern forms, part II”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 12:48 (October, 1881): 256–272.
Davies, John, “The Celtic languages in relation to other Aryan tongues [2]”, Y Cymmrodor 4 (1881): 139–142.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
Davies, John, “Comparison of Celtic words found in Old English literature and Englsh dialects with modern forms [part 1]”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 12:46 (April, 1881): 89–109.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element of the English people (continued), part II: the philological argument”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 11:40 (January, 1880): 10–24.
Davies, John, and Anonymous, “Correspondence: Mr Davies on the Celtic languages [April 3, 1880]”, The Academy 17 (January–June, 1880): 289–290.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element of the English people [part II: the philological argument] (continued)”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 11:41 (April, 1880): 97–105.
Davies, John, “The Celtic languages in relation to other Aryan tongues: a vindication”, Y Cymmrodor 3 (1880): 1–51.
Journal volume:  Google Books: <link>
Davies, John, “The Celtic element of the English people, part I: historical”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 10:39 (July, 1879): 195–221.
Davies, John, “The Celtic element of the English people, part I: historical (continued)”, Archaeologia Cambrensis (4th series) 10:40 (October, 1879): 252–267.
Davies, John, “Herefordshire queries (3rd S. vi. 498.)”, Notes and Queries 3:7 (1865): 45.  
Cf. reply by Charles J. Robinson on p. 101.
Internet Archive: <link>
Davies, John, “On the connexion of the Keltic with the Teutonic languages, and especially with the Anglo-Saxon”, Transactions of the Philological Society 4 (1857 [issued 1860]): 39–93.
Internet Archive: <link>
Davies, John, “On the races of Lancashire, as indicated by the local names and dialect of the county”, Transactions of the Philological Society 2:13 (1855): 210–284.
Internet Archive – Offprint: <link>
Davies, John, “On the connection of Semitic roots with corresponding forms in the Indo-European class of languages”, Transactions of the Philological Society 1:13 (Dec. 8, 1854): 238–281.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link> HathiTrust: <link>


See also: Cambridge, St John's CollegeCambridge, St John’s College
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(Welsh: Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion), a learned society founded in 1751 by a group of Welshmen in London and re-formed in 1820 and 1873.


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His obituary appeared in The Eagle 16 (1891): 382. A short biography is also included in T. R. Robert’s Eminent Welshmen (1908): 49, where his lifetime is apparently given as “–1900”.
Roberts, Thomas Rowland, Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen who have attained distinction from the earliest times to the present, vol. 1, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil: Educational Publishing Company, 1908.
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