Guarin, Peter

, a learned Benedictine, of the congregation of St. Maur, born 1678, in the diocese of Rouen, near the forest of Lyons, taught Greek and Hebrew with great credit in his congregation, and died librarian of St. Germain-de-Pres, at Paris, December 29, 1729. He left a “Hebrew Grammar,” in Latin, 1724 and 1726, 2 vols. 4to, and a “Hebrew Lexicon,” in Latin, also printed after his death, in 1746, 2 vols. 4to. Guarin continued this work only to the letter Mm, inclusively; but it was finished by M. le Toiirnois. He had objected to M. Masclef’s method in his grammar, and was answered by M. de la Bletterie, in the edition of Masclef’s grammar, 1730, 2 vols. 12mo. 2