ogre

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First attested in the 18th century, from French ogre, from Latin Orcus ‎(god of the underworld), from Ancient Greek Όρκος ‎(Órkos), the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος ‎(hórkos, oath)) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers.

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ogre ‎(plural ogres)

  1. (mythology) A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.
  2. (figuratively) A brutish man whose behavior resembles that of the mythical ogre.

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From Latin Orcus.

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ogre m ‎(plural ogres, feminine ogresse)

  1. (mythology) ogre

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ogre m (plural ogres, feminine ogra, feminine plural ogras)

  1. (Portugal) Alternative form of ogro
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