Definition of Jotun in English:


Syllabification: Jo·tun
Pronunciation: /ˈyôto͝on


Scandinavian Mythology
A member of the race of giants, enemies of the gods.
More example sentences
  • The jotuns lived outside Midgard, in Jotunheimen, and were often in conflict with the Norse gods, the Aesir.
  • All jotuns are descended from Ymir.
  • All of the Jotuns flew into rage and attacked the Aesir.


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

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