- any of a race of giants frequently in conflict with the gods.
Origin of Jotun
Examples from the Web for jotun
Historical Examples of jotun
"No such purpose had I," the Jotun said with a touch of surliness.
The Jotun's voice rumbled hideously as he talked into his goblet.
They might have served for a table, or maybe a stool, for a Jotun.King Alfred's Viking
Charles W. Whistler
The next instant, she even drew a little clink from one of the Jotun's silver buttons.
Her father—Fridtjof—the Jotun—the battle—Her ears were dinned with terrible noises; her eyes were seared by terrible pictures.
- Norse myth any of a race of giants
Word Origin for Jotun
1842, a word revived from Old Norse jotunn (see ettin).