gargantuan

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑː(ɹ)ˌɡæn.tjʊu.æn/, /ˈɡɑː(ɹ)ˌɡænt.jʊuæn/
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Etymology[edit]

From Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua.

Adjective[edit]

gargantuan (comparative more gargantuan, superlative most gargantuan)

  1. (obsolete) Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
  2. Huge; immense; tremendous.
  3. Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.

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References[edit]

  • (etymology) Gourd, Pumpkin. See Budge Ref, p 803A; (from 'Rev 12'--Revue Egyptologique publiee sous la direction de MM Brugsch, F Chabas, and Eug. Revillout (vol I-XIV))