- giacometti, alberto,
- giant anteater,
- giant axonal neuropathy,
- giant cane,
- giant cell,
- giant cell arteritis
Origin of giant
Examples from the Web for giant
Yeah, the “Giant man-puppy” that is Gronkowski won't hold a sexual candle to the blue-eyed dreamboat.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I knew there would be good times and bad, sickness and health, broken dishwashers and giant cockroaches in the bathroom.
No alarms were triggered as she strolled out of the Giant supermarket in Limerick, Pennsylvania, and nobody thought otherwise.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The forests were lush and filled with life, from giant snakes to monkeys.
Lakes on Titan are full of methane, and the chemical is a major component of the giant planets Jupiter, Neptune, and so forth.
The howdah, pierced all over with arrows, had something the appearance of a porcupine or a giant pincushion.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
He stayed no more with the Giant maid, but flew up into the high rocks of the cave.The Children of Odin|Padraic Colum
Then he got into it and rowed across the lake, and coming to the giant's dwelling he hid himself, and stayed the night there.
A giant Irishman was standing there, with shirt collar and vest unbuttoned, and no coat on.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It was his fate to begin his career in an age of mediocrities and to finish it in an almost single combat with the giant.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
Word Origin for giant
c.1300, from Old French geant, earlier jaiant (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *gagantem (nominative gagas), from Latin gigas "giant," from Greek gigas (genitive gigantos), one of a race of savage beings, sons of Gaia and Uranus, eventually destroyed by the gods, probably from a pre-Greek language. Replaced Old English ent, eoten, also gigant. The Greek word was used in Septuagint to refer to men of great size and strength, hence the expanded use in modern languages. Of very tall persons from 1550s; of persons who have any quality in extraordinary degree, from 1530s.
In þat tyme wer here non hauntes Of no men bot of geauntes. [Wace's Chronicle, c.1330]