Definitions for krakenˈkrɑ kən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sea monster that allegedly frequents waters off the Norwegian coast.
* (often cap.).
Origin of kraken:
1750–60; < Norw
A colossal sea monster that attacks ships and sailors, often portrayed as an octopus or squid.
a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immense octopus
Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The legend may have originated from sightings of giant squid that are estimated to grow to 13–15 m in length, including the tentacles. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a huge fabulous sea-monster, reported as at one time seen in the Norwegian seas; it would rise to the surface, and as it plunged down drag ships and every floating or swimming thing along with it.
Translations for kraken
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to break (open)
He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.
- يَشُق، يَكسِرArabic
- quebrarPortuguese (BR)
- abrir, romper, cascarSpanish
- फटना, दबा कर खोलनाHindi
- otvoriti (orah)Croatian
- schiacciare, spaccareItalian
- aižyti, traiškytiLithuanian
- pāršķelt; pārsistLatvian
- a spargeRomanian
- 使裂開Chinese (Trad.)
- làm vỡ toáVietnamese
- 使裂开Chinese (Simp.)
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