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Grimm's law   /grɪmz lɔ/   Listen
Grimm's law

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

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"Grimm's law" Quotes from Famous Books

... his enemies," expressions transparently mythical. If more evidence were wanted, it would be found in the myth which represents Gladstone as the opponent of Huxley. As every philologist knows, Huxley, by Grimm's law, is Huskley, the hero of a "husk myth" (as Ralston styles it), a brilliant being enveloped in a husk, probably the night or the thunder-cloud. The dispute between Gladstone and Huskley as to what occurred at the Creation is a repetition of the ...
— In the Wrong Paradise • Andrew Lang

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