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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northumberland Words – A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Northumberland and on the Tyneside -, Volume 1 by Richard Oliver Heslop, Read Books, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4097-6525-7
  2. ^ Legg, Penny "The Folklore of Hampshire" The History Press (15 Jun. 2010)