Meaning of Jotun in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjəʊtʊn/


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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Sylph blew a mighty wind and sent all of the Jotuns tumbling backwards into their home.’


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