gigantic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γιγαντικός (gigantikós), ultimately from γίγας (gígas, giant). According to the Poly-Olbion project coined by Michael Drayton in 1612.

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  • enPR: jī-găn'tĭk, IPA(key): /dʒaɪˈɡæntɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -æntɪk

Adjective[edit]

gigantic (comparative more gigantic, superlative most gigantic)

  1. Very large.
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion song 1 p. 1[1]:
      Thou Genius of the place (this most renowned Ile)
      Which livedst long before the All-earth-drowning Flood,
      Whilst yet the world did swarme with her Gigantick brood;
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, page 259:
      It is in solitude that the imagination exercises its gigantic power; and where are a woman's feelings nurtured but in solitude?
  2. In the manner of a giant.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gigant +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

gigantic m or n (feminine singular gigantică, masculine plural gigantici, feminine and neuter plural gigantice)

  1. giant

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