ettin

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eten, etend, from Old English eoten (giant, monster, enemy), from Proto-Germanic *etunaz (giant, glutton), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat). Cognate with Icelandic jötunn (giant), Swedish jätte (giant), Danish jætte (giant). Compare ent.

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Noun[edit]

ettin (plural ettins)

  1. (dialectal, archaic, fantasy) A giant.
  2. (role-playing games) A giant with two heads.