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Prosper Poitevin (c. 1804–1884)

Poitevin, Prosper (pwät-va‘). A French lexicographer and writer; born about 1804; died at Paris, Oct. 27, 1884. He wrote: ‘Ali Pasha and Vasiliki,’ a poem (1833); and some comedies, among them: ‘A Night at Potiphar’s’ (1841); ‘The Husband in Spite of Himself’ (1842). His works on lexicography and linguistics are numerous; among them: ‘Universal Dictionary of the French Language’ (2 vols., 1854–60), and ‘General and Historical Grammar of the French Language’ (2 vols., 1856).