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ettin

n.

an old word for "a giant," extinct since 16c., from Old English eoten "giant, monster," from Proto-Germanic *itunoz "giant" (cf. Old Norse iotunn, Danish jætte).

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  • He soon came to the ettin's castle, where he knocked, and was admitted.

  • He soon came to the ettin's castle, where he found the door shut, but he knocked boldly, and was admitted.

    English Fairy Tales Flora Annie Steel

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