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Jotun

[yaw-too n] /ˈyɔ tʊn/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
any of a race of giants frequently in conflict with the gods.
Also, Jotunn, Jötunn
[yœ-too n] /ˈyœ tʊn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Old Norse jǫtunn giant; cognate with Old English ēoten; akin to eat
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British Dictionary definitions for Jotun

Jotun

/ˈjɔːtʊn/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) any of a race of giants
Word Origin
from Old Norse jötunn giant; related to eat
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Word Origin and History for Jotun

jotun

n.

1842, a word revived from Old Norse jotunn (see ettin).

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