Definition of Marchen
1. a folktale [n MARCHEN] - See also: folktale
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Literary usage of Marchen
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But a variety of arguments enforce the opposite conclusion, namely, that the marchen are essentially earlier in character than the epic, which is the final ..."
2. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1883)
"The German Emigrants," of which the tale (" Das marchen ") is a part, describes the adventures and entertainments of a family of distinction which has been ..."
3. Beacon Lights of History by John Lord (1896)
"That enigmatical composition, — the " marchen," — according to the latest interpretation, iu- dicates how, in Goethe's view, that end was to be accomplished ..."
4. Co-operative Bulletin. by Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Public Library, Free Library, Pratt Institute Free Library (1901)
"Ed. 2. 2 v. in l, por. 1879. G3—B506 CONTENTS: V. l—Vorwort.—Das marchen von dem Rhein und dem Millier Radlauf .—Dag marchen von dem Hause ..."
5. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"The epics are either fully-developed marchen evolved by the literary genius of poets and saga-men, or the marchen are degenerate and broken- down memories ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In addition to the marchen of Indo-European peoples, the Grimms became ... Thus the Grimms' knowledge of non-European marchen was extremely slight. ..."
7. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"Fairy stories fall into two groups: little romances of which fairies are, more or less, the dramatis personae—fairy-tales in English, marchen in German ..."
8. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin by Marian Roalfe Cox (1892)
"As M. Cosquin is well aware, our oldest marchen in literary form are derived from an ... Again, we have the well-known marchen embodied in the Odyssey, ..."