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date: 16 October 2019

Hennessy, William Maunsell [Uilliam Ua hAonghusa]locked

(1828/9–1889)
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Hennessy, William Maunsell [Uilliam Ua hAonghusa] (1828/9–1889), linguistic scholar, was born at Castlegregory, co. Kerry, and was educated privately, passing his early youth with a maternal uncle, Dr Finn. A native speaker of Irish and English, he received a grounding in the classics, and later exhibited knowledge of German and French. He spent some years in the ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)