SA. eten, eoten, original, gluttonous, from etan to eat.
A giant. (obsolete) Beau & Fl.
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From Middle English eten, etend, from Old English eoten (“giant, monster, enemy”), from Proto-Germanic *etunaz (“giant, glutton”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (“to eat”). Cognate with Icelandic jötunn (“giant”), Swedish jätte (“giant”), Danish jætte (“giant”). Compare ent.
ettin (plural ettins) (dialectal, archaic, fantasy) A giant. (role-playing games) A giant with two heads.
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