German philologist; born at Hamburg Oct. 23, 1855; educated at the universities of Heidelberg and Berlin (Ph.D. 1880). The following two years he spent in Paris and Montpellier; he became privat-docent at the University of Freiburg-im-Breisgau in 1883, and was appointed assistant professor in 1887.
Levy is known principally as the author of the great dictionary, begun in 1894 and still (1904) unfinished, entitled "Provenzalisches Supplement-Wörterbuch. Berichtigungen und Ergänzungen zu Raynouards Lexique Roman" (vols. i.-iv. covering A to L). Among his other works are "Der Troubadour Bertolome Zorzi," Halle, 1883, and "Bemerkungen zum Engadinischen Hiob," Freiburg-im-Breisgau, 1895.