gigantic

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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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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;
  2. In the manner of a giant.

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