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ettin

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ettin (plural ettins)

  1. (dialectal, archaic, fantasy) A giant.
  2. (role-playing games) A giant with two heads.

ReferencesEdit

  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)