Definition of Grimm's law

1. Noun. A sound law relating German consonants and consonants in other Indo-European languages.

Generic synonyms: Sound Law

Definition of Grimm's law

1. Noun. (indo-european studies) A set of statements describing the inherited Proto-Indo-European stops as they developed in Proto-Germanic. It establishes a set of regular correspondences between early Germanic stops and fricatives and the stop consonants of certain other centum Indo-European languages. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grimm's Law

Grifola frondosa
Grignard reaction
Grignard reactions
Grignard reagent
Grignard reagents
Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Grim Reaper
Grimes' golden
Grimm's law
Grindelia robusta
Grindelia squarrosa
Grisel's syndrome
Griselinia littoralis
Griselinia lucida
Grisolle's sign
Grison vittatus

Literary usage of Grimm's law

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1. The Languages of the Seat of War in the East: With a Survey of the Three by Friedrich Max Müller (1855)
"In the Low German and Scandinavian dialects, however, the aspiration of the t and d (according to Grimm,s law, an organic aspiration) has been preserved to ..."

2. The Beginner's Greek Book by Ivory Franklin Frisbee (1898)
"Grimm s Law. 1. Define cognate and borrowed words. 2. Give Grimm's Law of permutation of consonants. 3. In the middle of a word how are the rough mutes ..."

3. Historical Outlines of English Accidence: Comprising Chapters on the History by Richard Morris (1875)
"GRIMM S LAW. 16. I. IF the same roots or the same words exist in Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Keltic, Slavonic, Lithuanian, Gothic,1 and Old High German, then, ..."

4. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"It explains certain phonetic changes, which under Grimm s Law have to be regarded as exceptional. It was discovered by Karl Verner of Copenhagen, in July, ..."

5. A Counting-house Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of the Technical by Richard Bithell (1903)
"... wealth, riches, property, because the wealth of primitive societies consisted mainly of sheep and cattle. By Grimm-s "Law of ..."

6. Deutsch's Drillmaster in German: Based on Systematic Gradation and Steady by Solomon Deutsch (1889)
"... or kindred words, the affinity of which is shown by the application of Grimm"s Law on the permutation of sounds in the Germanic languages. ..."

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