gianthood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

giant +‎ -hood

Noun[edit]

gianthood (uncountable)

  1. The state of being a giant.
    • 1840, Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero-worship and the Heroic in History, page 24:
      A kind of vacant hugeness, large awkward gianthood, characterises that Norse System; enormous force, as yet altogether untutored, stalking helpless with large uncertain strides.