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Grimm(grĭm), Jakob Ludwig Karl 1785-1863.
German philologist and folklorist who formulated Grimm's Law (1822), the basis for much of modern comparative linguistics. With his brother Wilhelm Karl (1786-1859) he collected Germanic folk tales and published them as Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812-1815).
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(Biography) 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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Jakob Ludwig Karl, 1785–1863, and his brother Wilhelm Karl, 1786–1859, German philologists and folklorists.
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|Noun||1.||Grimm - the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)|
|2.||Grimm - the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)|
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