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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A giant.
  • n. A giant with two heads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A giant.

Etymologies

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. (Wiktionary)

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