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Jacob Grimm

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(1785–1863), and (1786–1859), German brothers who pioneered the study of German philology, law, mythology, and folklore. They are chiefly known in England for their ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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..., Jacob ( 1785–1863 ) Germanist , known to the world for the Märchen collected and published by him and his brother Wilhelm, to linguistics for his Deutsche Grammatik (1819–37) and in particular for the formulation of Grimm’s Law , based on the insight of Rask , in the second edition (1822) of its first volume. At the end of their lives he and his brother worked together on the Deutsches Wörterbuch , published in parts from 1854 and finally completed over a century...

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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2003

...fairies, witches, hauntings, treasures, etc. Jacob Grimm's Destsche Mythologie ( 1835 ; final edn. 1875–8 ) was an erudite discussion covering the folklore and medieval writings of all Germanic countries, encouraging folklorists to interpret supernatural beings (e.g. water-spirits , or the Wild Hunt ) as former divinities. There are many translations of Grimms' Fairy Tales ; the best are Jack Zipes , The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1987); and David Luke , Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm: Selected Tales (1982). Deutsche Sagen was...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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..., Jacob (Hanau, 1785–1863 , Berlin), after studying law at Marburg University from 1802 to 1805 , entered the Hessian civil service at Kassel. In 1808 he became Librarian to Jérôme , King of Westphalia, in whose realm Kassel was included. He was in the Hessian delegation at the Congress of Vienna ( see Wiener Kongress ), and on his return resumed employment as a librarian. Jacob Grimm was always in the closest collaboration with his brother Wilhelm (below); in 1830 both were appointed to chairs at the Hanoverian university of Göttingen. By this...

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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...and New York: de Gruyter. Denecke, Ludwig . 1971. Jacob Grimm und sein Bruder Wilhelm . Stuttgart: Metzler. Denecke, Ludwig . 1996. Grimm, Jacob . In Lexicon Grammaticorum , edited by Hanso Stammerjohann , pp. 370–372. Tübingen: Niemeyer. Grimm, Jacob . 1819–1837. Deutsche Grammatik . 4 vols. Göttingen: Dieter. Excerpts translated in A reader in nineteenth century historical Indo-European linguistics, edited by Winfred P. Lehmann , pp. 46–60. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1967. Grimm, Jacob . 1848. Geschichte der deutschen Sprache . 2 vols....

Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Jacob Ludwig Carl ( 1785–1863 ) and Wilhelm Carl ( 1786–1859 ) German philologists and folklorists ‘Grimm's Fairy Tales’ [Kinder- und Hausmärchen; first published in Eng. as German Popular Stories] ( 1812–14 ) Children's...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Jacob Ludwig Carl ( 1785–1863 ) and Wilhelm Carl ( 1786–1859 ) German brothers who pioneered the study of German philology, law, mythology, and folklore. They are chiefly known in Britain for their collection of fairy‐tales, Kinder‐ und Hausmärchen ( 1812–15 ), translated into English by Edgar Taylor with illustrations by George Cruikshank in 1823 as German Popular Stories . The brothers regularly revised the collection (popularly known as ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales') until 1858 , increasingly directing them at children by removing bawdy...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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..., Jacob Ludwig Carl ( 1785–1863 ) and Wilhelm Carl ( 1786–1859 ) German brothers who pioneered the study of German philology, law, mythology, and folklore. They are chiefly known in Britain for their collection of fairy‐tales, Kinder‐ und Hausmärchen ( 1812–15 ), translated into English by Edgar Taylor with illustrations by George Cruikshank in 1823 as German Popular Stories . The brothers regularly revised the collection (popularly known as ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales') until 1858 , increasingly directing them at children by removing bawdy...

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...GRIMM, Jacob Ludwig Carl ( 1785–1863 ) and his brother Wilhelm Carl ( 1786–1859 ) Philologists , collectors , and editors of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen (‘Nursery and Household Tales’), now most commonly known in the English-speaking world as ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’. This gathering of over 200 tales and children’s legends includes The Frog Prince , Rapunzel , Hansel and Gretel , The Valiant Little Tailor , The Bremen Town-Musicians , Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs , Rumpelstiltskin , The Golden Goose , Hans in Luck , The Twelve...

Jacob Grimm 1785–1863 and Wilhelm Grimm 1786–1859

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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75 words

...0Jacob Jacob Grimm 1785 – 1863 and Wilhelm Grimm 1786 – 1859 German philologist s and folklorist s Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Fairytales and Household Stories] (1812–14) ‘Snow White’ mirror , mirror on the wall Who is the fairest of them all Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair. Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Fairytales and Household Stories] (1812–14) ‘Rapunzel’ Rapunzel , let down your hair Rapunzel, let down your ...

Jacob Grimm 1785–1863 and Wilhelm Grimm 1786–1859

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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...0Jacob Jacob Grimm 1785 – 1863 and Wilhelm Grimm 1786 – 1859 German philologists and folklorists And so the little girl grew up: her skin was as white as snow, her cheeks as rosy as the blood, and her hair as black as ebony. Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Fairytales and Household Stories] (1812–14) ‘Snow White’ skin was as white as snow cheeks as rosy as the blood hair as black as ebony Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Kinder- und Hausmärchen [Fairytales and Household Stories] (1812–14) ‘Snow White’ mirror , mirror on...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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81 words
Jacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm  

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(1785–1863), and(1786–1859),German brothers who pioneered the study of German philology, law, mythology, and folklore. They are chiefly known in England for their collection of fairy tales, ...
Ludwig Emil Grimm

Ludwig Emil Grimm  

(1790–1863),the first illustrator (1825) for the fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Before they were published in the Small Edition, Wilhelm Grimm suggested changes to his brother's seven ...
Albert Ludwig Grimm

Albert Ludwig Grimm  

(1786–1872), German author and editor of legends and fairy tales. Like Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (to whom he was not related), A. L. Grimm collected folk and fairy tales, which ...
Herman Grimm

Herman Grimm  

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(Kassel, 1828–1901, Berlin),eldest son of W. Grimm, devoted himself to the history of literature and art, and was, from 1873, Professor für neuere Kunstgeschichte (history of modern art) at ...
Friedrich Wolf

Friedrich Wolf  

1817–55), German scholar, writer, and publisher.Influenced by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's theories of the folk tale's authenticity, he collected traditional oral tales and published them with a ...
Kinder- und Hausmärchen

Kinder- und Hausmärchen  

1812–15),compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and edited by Wilhelm Grimm, is one of the most influential tale collections in the Western world. Translated into scores of languages, Children's and ...
Fisherman and His Wife

Fisherman and His Wife  

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Tale no. 19 in the Grimm brothers’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812), “Fisherman and His Wife” was collected by Philipp Otto Runge in Hamburg dialect, and the Grimms did not adapt ...
Grimm's law

Grimm's law  

A proposition about various shifts that occurred in the pronunciation of plosive consonants between the Proto-Indo-European language and the various Indo-European languages, including English, that ...
Deutsches Wörterbuch

Deutsches Wörterbuch  

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The monumental dictionary begun by Jacob Grimm in collaboration with his brother Wilhelm, and continued by other scholars, notably K. Weigand, R. Hildebrand, M. Heyne, and M. Lexer. Its sixteen ...

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