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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The following points in the history of the demonstrative and relative pronouns are taken from Grimm's Deutsche Grammatik, vol.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • Why, this business has been in the Grimm family for over a hundred years.

  • He caught himself wondering, sometimes, at the perfection of the deliberate indifference with which Mr. Grimm masked his emotions.

    Elusive Isabel Jacques Futrelle
  • Grimm, too, wondered a little at the warmth of the girl's smile.

  • And that little winged monster over there, he used to whisper in my ears more thrilling tales than either Grimm or Andersen.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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