leviathan

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English[edit]

Behemoth and Leviathan, by William Blake
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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew (Biblical and Modern) לִוְיָתָן (whale).

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leviathan (not comparable)

  1. Very large; gargantuan.

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leviathan (plural leviathans)

  1. (biblical) A vast sea monster of tremendous strength, described as the most powerful and dangerous creature in the ocean.
  2. Something large; behemoth.
    That man was a leviathan! He took up a whole row of seats at the theatre.

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