Word of the Day – Jotun

By March 20, 2019 Word of the Day

Jotun (noun)

jo-tun

(Scandinavian Mythology)A member of the race of giants, enemies of the gods.

From Old Norse jǫtunn, related to Old English eoten, of Germanic origin.

Example sentences

“They say there are Jotun living in the hills that take travellers”

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