second consonant shift


noun

the consonant shift by which High German became differentiated from other Germanic languages.

Nearby words

  1. second chamber,
  2. second childhood,
  3. second class,
  4. second coming,
  5. second commandment,
  6. second cousin,
  7. second cranial nerve,
  8. second cuneiform bone,
  9. second derivative,
  10. second division


Origin of second consonant shift

First recorded in 1935–40

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