Etymology
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jotun (n.)

"one of the race of giants in Scandinavian mythology," 1804, a word revived by scholars from Old Norse jotunn "a giant," from the common Germanic word (see ettin).

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Definitions of jotun

Jotun (n.)
(Norse mythology) one of a group of giants often in conflict with the Aesir;
Synonyms: Jotunn
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