jǫtunn

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From Proto-Germanic *etunaz (glutton, giant). Cognate with Old English ēoten.

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jǫtunn m (genitive jǫtuns, plural jǫtnar)

  1. (Norse mythology) a jotun, giant
    • Vǫluspá, verse 2, lines 1-2, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      Ek man jötna / ár um borna, []
      I remember giants / born long ago, []

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