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Grimm

[grim] /grɪm/
noun
1.
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.
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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.

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Grimm

/ɡrɪm/
noun
1.
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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