[ yaw-too n ]
/ ˈyɔ tʊn /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

any of a race of giants frequently in conflict with the gods.
Also Jo·tunn, Jö·tunn [yœ-too n] /ˈyœ tʊn/.

Origin of Jotun

1835–45; < Old Norse jǫtunn giant; cognate with Old English ēoten; akin to eat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jotun



/ (ˈjɔːtʊn) /


Norse myth any of a race of giants

Word Origin for Jotun

from Old Norse jötunn giant; related to eat
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Word Origin and History for jotun



1842, a word revived from Old Norse jotunn (see ettin).

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