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Grimm’s Law

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A law discovered by Jacob L. Grimm, the German philologist, to show how the mute consonants interchange as corresponding words occur in different branches of the Aʹryan family of languages. Thus, what is p in Greek, Latin, or Sanskrit becomes f in Gothic, and b or f in the Old High German; what is t in Greek, Latin, or Sanskrit becomes th in Gothic, and d in Old High German; etc. Thus changing p into f, and t into th, “pater” becomes “father.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Grief
Grievance - monger
Griffen Horse (The)
Griffin
Griffon, Griffen, or Griffin
Grig
Grim (Giant)
Grimace
Grimalkin or Graymalkin (French, gris malkin)
Grimes (Peter)
Grimm’s Law
Grimsby (Lincolnshire)
Grim’s Dyke
Grimwig
Grin and Bear It (You must)
Grind
Grinders
Grisaille
Grise
Grisilda or Griselda
Grist

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Grimm's Law