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Topic: FOLKLORE

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: geant, from Greek gigas

giant

2 noun
     
giant2 [countable]
1RF an extremely tall strong man, who is often bad and cruel, in children's stories
2BBC a very large successful company:
the German chemicals giant, BASF
3 a very big man, animal, or plant
4 someone who is very good at doing something
giant of
Miles Davis, truly one of the giants of jazz
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