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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A formula describing the regular changes undergone by Indo-European stop consonants represented in Germanic, essentially stating that Indo-European p, t, and k became Germanic f, th, and h; Indo-European b, d, and g became Germanic p, t, and k; and Indo-European bh, dh, and gh became Germanic b, d, and g.

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After Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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