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[grim] /grɪm/
Jakob Ludwig Karl
[yah-kop loot-vikh kahrl,, lood-] /ˈyɑ kɒp ˈlut vɪx kɑrl,, ˈlud-/ (Show IPA),
1785–1863, and his brother Wilhelm Karl
[vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA)
1786–1859, German philologists and folklorists. Unabridged
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  • Grimm believed them to be uralt, and attributed them to the 5th and 6th centuries.

  • For references to seven other forms of the story, see Grimm, KM., iii.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • In each story (as in Grimm's version also) the Fox appears as a helper.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Grimm's Hotel is in reality a block of flats, with a restaurant attached.

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • Why, this business has been in the Grimm family for over a hundred years.

British Dictionary definitions for Grimm


Jakob Ludwig Karl (ˈjaːkɔp ˈluːtvɪç karl), 1785–1863, and his brother, Wilhelm Karl (ˈvɪlhɛlm karl), 1786–1859, German philologists and folklorists, who collaborated on Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812–22) and began a German dictionary. Jakob is noted also for his philological work Deutsche Grammatik (1819–37), in which he formulated the law named after him
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