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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Leviathan a very large sea animal in the Bible, from Late Latin, from Hebrew liwyathan

leviathan

noun
     
Related topics: Folklore
le‧vi‧a‧than [countable] literary
1 something very large and strong:
a leviathan of a ship
2RF a very large and frightening sea animal

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