• (RP) IPA: /ˈjəʊtʊn/, /ˈjoʊtʊn/, /ˈjoʊtən/, /ˈjɔːtʊn/

jotun (plural jotuns)

  1. (Norse mythology) A member of a race of giants who usually stand in opposition to the Æsir and especially to Thor.
    • 1967, Ingri D'Aulaire; Edgar Parin D'aulaire, “Loki, the God of the Jotun Race”, in Norse Gods and Giants, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, ISBN 978-0-385-04908-5; republished as D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, New York, N.Y.: New York Review of Books, 2005, ISBN 978-1-59017-125-7, page 42 ↗:
      When Odin was still young – before he had hanged himself on Yggdrasil and drunk from the Well of Wisdom – his eyes had fallen on a jotun named Loki.
Related terms
  • Jötunheimr
  • German: Jötunn
  • Russian: ётун


jotun (plural jotuns)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of jotun

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