Jo·​tun ˈyō-tᵊn How to pronounce Jotun (audio)
variants or less commonly Jotunn
: a member of a race of giants in Norse mythology

Word History


Old Norse jǫtunn

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jotun was in 1842

Dictionary Entries Near Jotun

Cite this Entry

“Jotun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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