Definition of Grimm in English:


proper noun

  • Family name of brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl(1785–1863) and Wilhelm Carl(1786–1859), German philologists and folklorists. In 1852, they inaugurated a dictionary of German on historical principles, which was eventually completed by other scholars in 1960. They also compiled an anthology of German fairy tales, which appeared in three volumes between 1812 and 1822.