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kraken

[krah-kuh n] /ˈkrɑ kən/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a legendary sea monster causing large whirlpools off the coast of Norway.
Origin of kraken
< Norwegian
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kraken

/ˈkrɑːkən/
noun
1.
a legendary sea monster of gigantic size believed to dwell off the coast of Norway
Word Origin
C18: from Norwegian, of obscure origin
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n.

monster of the North Sea, 1755, from Norwegian dialectal krake.

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