Grassmann's law


Grass·​mann's law
: a statement of certain regular changes exhibited by Indo-European voiced aspirates in Sanskrit and Greek: when the aspirates occur at the beginning of successive syllables one of them, usually the first, loses its aspiration and becomes in Greek a voiceless stop and in Sanskrit a voiced stop compare grimm's law

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after Hermann G. Grassmann †1877 German mathematician & Sanskritist

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“Grassmann's law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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