Fritz Wolff

Horst Walthers Shahnameh(شاهنامِه)-dictionary

Strongly encouraged by Prof. Khaleghi-Motlagh I created this inverted glossary of Fritz Wolff in 1975.

Fritz Wolff (1880-1943) was a German Shanahmeh expert with Jewish roots. His opus inverted into a German to Persian sorting[1] was meant to serve as a nucleus for a German to Persian dictionary.

Hereby I start to publish it, with some 25 years delay. It is a raw version with 21,937 entries I will correct then - chapter by chapter - starting today (summer 2003). In case you find mistakes too, please send them to me using

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some references: [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9]

[1] Fritz Wolff (1935), glossary to Firdosi's Schahname (with supplement: concordance of the verses). Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung (reprogr. reproduction Berlin 1935), Hildesheim,1965

[2] Rotenburger Kreiszeitung, 23. June 1978, page: 3 - Nucleus for a dictionary of the Persian language

[3] An unknown newspaper, 29. June 1978 - His Hobby: a chemist writes a dictionary!

[4] BILD - Hamburg, 30. June 1978, page: 8 - A student from hamburg taught a Computer, to 'speak' Persian

[5] Shahnama Project

[6] The Epic of Shahnameh Ferdowsi

[7] Notes on the Shahnameh, Volume 1, parts 1 and 2, Djalal Khaleghi-Motlagh

[8] The Princeton Shahnama Project

[9] Glossar zu Firdosis Schahname

Horst Walther, Hamburg