His demeanor won him the nickname “ogre of Avetrana” because of his dirty fingernails and soiled clothing.
Storm in sky and sea matches human passions and conflict; waves grind boulders “with ogre anger.”
When the new installment of Shrek opened this past weekend, audiences flocked for another fix of ogre and Donkey.
"man-eating giant," 1713, hogre (in a translation of a French version of the Arabian Nights), from French ogre, first used in Perrault's "Contes," 1697, and perhaps formed by him from Italian orco "demon, monster," from Latin Orcus "Hades," perhaps via an Italian dialect. In English, more literary than colloquial. The conjecture that it is from Byzantine Ogur "Hungarian" or some other version of that people's name (perhaps via confusion with the bloodthirsty Huns), lacks historical evidence. Related: Ogrish; ogrishness.