Boxhorn (Marcus Zuerius van)

  • 1612–1653
  • scholars
  • Leiden
Marc Zuer(ius) van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and professor at the University of Leiden; proposed that Latin, Greek, Persian, Dutch and German derived from a common ancestral language called ‘Scythian’, later adding other languages, such as Welsh, to the family.
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Van Hal, Toon, “When quotation marks matter: Rhellicanus and Boxhornius on the differences between the lingua Gallica and lingua Germanica [Notes — documents]”, Historiographia Linguistica 38:1 (2011): 241–252.
Morgan, Prys, “Boxhorn and the Welsh”, Dutch Crossing. A Journal for Students of Dutch in Britain 24:2 (2000): 183–190.
Hofman, Rijcklof, “Marcus Zuerius Boxhorn (1612–1653)”, in: Toorians, Lauran [ed.], Kelten en de Nederlanden van prehistorie tot heden, Orbis Linguarum 1, Leuven and Paris: Peeters, 1998. 149–167.
Morgan, Prys, “Boxhorn, Leibniz, and the Welsh”, Studia Celtica 8–9 (1973–1974): 220–228.
Chotzen, Th. M. Th., Primitieve Keltistiek in de Nederlanden, ’s-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1931.


Boxhorn, Marcus Zuerius van, and Georg Hornius [ed.], Origines Gallicae in quibus Gallorum origines, antiquitates, mores, lingua, etc. illustrantur; cui accedunt Antiquae Linguae Britannicae Lexicon Britannico-Latinum, et Proverbia Druidum, Amsterdam, 1654.
Boxhorn, Marcus Zuerius, Antwoord van Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, gegeven op de Vraaghen, hem voorgestelt over de Bediedinge van de afgodinne Nehalennia, onlancx uytghegeven, in welcke de ghemeine herkomste van der Griecken, Romeinen ende Duytschen Tale uyt den Scythen duydelijck bewesen, ende verscheiden Oudheden van dese Volckeren grondelijck ontdekt ende verklaert worden, Leiden: Willem Christiaens van der Boxe, 1647.